Hot off 2014 where he became a household name (and face) for The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort is in 'early talks' to star in Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.
The plot centers on a young, talented getaway driver (Elgort) who aims to be the best in the game by relying on the beat of his personal soundtrack. But when he gets coerced into working for a crime boss and a heist goes wrong, he must face the music to save his life, love and freedom.
Wright is obviously coming off his exit from Marvel's Ant Man last year and has been looking to get his next project together. He will both write and direct the film which will be distributed by Sony and co-financed by Tom Rothman's TriStar and MRC Productions.
Rothman - who fought hard to land the project - has a long-standing relationship with Wright and had this to say regarding the film:
“We’re delighted to be riding shotgun as Edgar Wright takes the wheel of his next film. TriStar is in the business of backing original voices, and he is all that.”
Elgort can next be seen in The Divergent Series: Insurgent coming out this spring.