Jamie Foxx is in talks to board Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opposite Lily James and Ansel Elgort. Foxx is set to play a crime boss who coerces a young, talented getaway driver to work for him. Elgort pays the driver, who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. He must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Foxx is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment. Foxx is currently filming Baran Bo Odar’s Sleepless Nights, where he stars as a cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. The film is based on the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche.
Working Title are on a roll, opening the Venice Film Festival with Baltasar Kormakur’s Everest, and Stephen Frears’ The Program, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and Brian Helgeland’s Legend all debuting between Venice and Toronto.