Exclusive: Watch Ansel Elgort Learn How to Drive Like a Badass in ‘Baby Driver’

     October 10, 2017

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Edgar Wright‘s love letter to the car movie, Baby Driver, must have been an incredibly tricky techinical film to shoot. Not only was he filming large-scale car chases practically, he was doing it quite literally to his own beat, matching the action to the film’s killer soundtrack in perfect syncopation. You can imagine all the elements that had to be in tune to pull it off, and a lot fell on Wright’s lead, Ansel Elgort, who had to sell every beat as the ultimate getaway man behind the wheel.

With Baby Driver arriving on Blu-ray today, we have an exclusive sneak peek at some of the behind-the-scenes content you’ll find on the packed lineup of Blu-ray and digital bonus materials. The clip we’ve got here is part of a longer feature that takes you inside Elgort’s training wheels, so to speak, where he trains with stunt drivers to lear how to pull of his vehicular mastery — and how to make it look like he’s doing it even when the car’s on a rig.

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Image via Sony

For more of what you’ll find on the Blu-ray, check out the full list of features below. Baby Driver is now available on digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray today

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE:

  • Extended/Deleted Scenes – 20 minutes of extended scenes and a few moments that were dropped from the final cut.
  • Mozart In A Go-Kart: Ansel Drives – Ride shotgun with star Ansel Elgort as he works with the talented stunt drivers to become the ultimate getaway driver.
  • I Need A Killer Track: The Music – Explore how the film’s phenomenal soundtrack dictated both the writing process and all aspects of production on Baby Driver.
  • That’s My Baby: Edgar Wright – Follow Edgar Wright’s vision of Baby Driver from its inception two decades ago, to its ultimate realization on the big screen.
  • Meet Your New Crew: Doc’s Gang – Led by powerhouse Kevin Spacey, the cast assembled to form Doc’s gang is perfectly constructed with stars like Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm as well as up and coming talent like Eiza González and Jon Bernthal. Go behind the scenes to see this talented group at work as they bring these characters to life.
  • Find Something Funky On There: The Choreography – With every frame of Baby Driver set to a specific beat it took precise choreography by the cast, crew and editors to create a cinematic dance like nothing that’s been done before.  Hear from the choreographer and filmmakers on this groundbreaking process.
  • Devil Behind The Wheel: The Car Chases – From closing down Atlanta’s interstates to creating eyepopping maneuvers for a variety of vehicles, witness the amazing craftsmanship and sheer determination that made the film’s incredible car chases possible.
  • Animatics – Check out over 35 minutes of the numerous pre-vis animatics developed by Edgar Wright as part of his meticulous preparation.
  • Ansel Elgort Audition – See firsthand the audition that proved without a doubt that Ansel Elgort was the perfect choice for Baby.
  • Annotated Coffee Run Rehearsal – Day one of production involved one of the film’s most elaborately choreographed sequences where every movement is carefully crafted.  Check out the preliminary rehearsal and see the behind the scenes movement in concert with Ansel Elgort’s on camera choreography.
  • Hair, Make Up & Costume Tests – In this stylized montage, witness the transformation of the actors through costume, hair and make-up tests.
  • Mint Royale – “Blue Song” Music Video – This music video directed by Edgar years ago for the band Mint Royale showcases some early inspiration for Baby Driver.
  • Complete Storyboard Gallery – See the elaborate storyboards developed for the film in this gallery featuring storyboards for the entire film.
  • Director Commentary
  • Filmmaker Commentary (Edgar Wright and Director of Photography Bill Pope)

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