News has been relatively quiet regarding Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver even as the writer/director has been prepping to shoot in Atlanta for some time, but recently Wright revealed a look at one of the film’s rocking, raucous locations. New behind-the-scenes images shared over Wright’s Twitter and Instagram accounts provide a peek behind the curtains drawn across the upcoming action thriller. Since music appears to play quite the important role in the picture, we can only imagine that Atlanta’s Criminal Records, where these images were taken, plays a part as well.
Lily James, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey star in the film that follows a young getaway driver who “relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.” If the synopsis is as pun-filled as we think it is, then Baby Driver could just feature the most overt use of music in Wright’s filmography yet. That’d be saying something considering how much music informed the Cornetto Trilogy and especially Scott Pilgrim.
Check out Wright’s kick off of filming on Baby Driver, as documented over social media:
For more on Baby Driver, be sure to check out interviews with Lily James on two separate occasions. And here’s more from Wright’s trip to Criminal Records in Atlanta. Hopefully soon we’ll get some audio to go with the visual!
Take a look at the film’s cinematographer Bill Pope (The Matrix) here: