Sony Pictures is so hot on “Baby Driver,” they’ve pulled up the film’s release from Aug. 11 to June 28.
The Edgar Wright film, which saw its world premiere earlier this month at the SXSW Film Festival, was touted as beloved by fans and critics by SPC President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer — and he’s right about reviews, the film is 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
The move was made so the Ansel Elgort vehicle (zing!) will be “available to play in your theaters all summer long,” Bruer told the crowd at CinemaCon 2017 Monday night, the annual gathering of American movie exhibitors and their global vendors.
The film follows Elgort’s character Baby — a young man traumatized by the traffic-accident death of his parents, in which he was also injured. He works as a stunt driver who can only perform death-defying tricks to carefully-planned playlists.
The film costars Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx.