It's been a long while since we've seen Edgar Wright's trademark madness on the big screen, as it's been almost four years since The World's End took its bow in theaters everywhere. Apparently patience does pay off, as Baby Driver not only marks the end of that drought, it's set to make a pretty big premiere, as the film has just been announced as debuting at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival.
SXSW just made the announcement through an official press release, which lists Baby Driver among all of the high profile Headliners from this year's film festival. Wright's latest sees Ansel Elgort playing the lead, a getaway driver who drives with a custom soundtrack of his own, and he has recently gotten in too deep with some criminal elements. Co-starring in yet another impressive Wright-assembled cast are Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Kevin Spacey and in an unknown capacity, Meryl Streep.
Baby Driver looks like it's in good company this year, as it joins some other hotly anticipated films that have been much buzzed about through all corners of the Internet. Below are the details on all of the films in the Headliner category:
Of particular note are Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, which looks like incredible fun and boasts Brie Larson and Armie Hammer as part of the cast; and Song To Song, which sees Terrence Malick directing Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in a music-themed drama about love and making it big. So basically, if you'd ever wanted to see Malick direct La La Land, this just might be what you were looking for.
Meanwhile, the following films make up SXSW's Narrative Spotlight line-up:
Keep in mind, these two categories are just the beginning of the South By Southwest Film Festival, as the Midnighters, the VR programs and the Short Film line-up will all be announced on February 7th. In total, there will be 125 features shown, which also include special festival screenings of both Alien and Ghost In The Shell. The South by Southwest Film Festival will take place between March 10th and 19th, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
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