Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver premiered earlier this year at SXSW, so there are already reviews for it, and Sony has used those glowing notices to power a new trailer for the film. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), a skilled getaway driver who always listens to music to drown out a hearing impairment he suffered as a child. When he falls for a local waitress (Lily Evans), he tries to escape from his life of crime.
However, you don’t really get those plot points in this new trailer. It’s all about the praise and the style, and that’s certainly one way to sell the movie. It’s a crowded marketplace, and you need to show that your movie is doing something unique, so this trailer uses “Tequila” to demonstrate how Wright is blending action and music in his movie. I’m already 100% sold on this picture, but if you need more convincing, this trailer should help. That being said, I don’t think it would hurt if Sony put out another trailer that was a little more focused on the plot and characters so that people had a better idea of what the movie was about.
Check out the trailer below. Baby Driver opens June 28th and also stars Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
For more on Baby Driver, click on the links below for our set visit coverage:
- ‘Baby Driver’: Over 50 Things to Know about Edgar Wright’s Music-Powered Action Film
- ‘Baby Driver’: Edgar Wright Explains Why He Chose to Set His First American Film in Atlanta
- ‘Baby Driver’: Jon Hamm & Ansel Elgort on Moving to the Beat of Edgar Wright’s Quasi-Musical