'Baby Driver' stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James coming to KL


  • Movies
  • Friday, 09 Jun 2017

Lily James, who starred in Cinderella (2015) will be in Kuala Lumpur in July to promote her new film, Baby Driver.

Baby Driver is opening in Malaysia on July 20, and its writer-director Edgar Wright, and stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James are coming to Kuala Lumpur next month to promote it.

The film – showcased at SXSW Festival, in Texas, in March, and is set to open in the United States on June 28 – has gotten good reviews from magazines such as Rolling Stone and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as positive plugs from celebrities like Kate Beckinsale and Tom Holland via their Instagram accounts.

The action-drama, also a heist film, features an impressive soundtrack and cast, with a promise of blazing car stunts. Baby Driver refers to Elgort’s character who is a getaway driver.

Baby (Elgort) works for crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey) who wants him to pull off one last job. The only problem is, Baby knows the heist is going to go awry thanks to a loose cannon named Bats (Jamie Foxx). He, however, has no choice but to go along when Doc threatens his girlfriend, Deborah (James). But nobody puts Baby in a corner, right?

Ansel Elgort at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Photo: Reuters
2015 file photo of British actress Lily James. Photo: AFP
Baby Driver director Edgar Wright. Photo: AFP

Wright is perhaps best known as part of the trio comprising Simon Pegg and Nick Frost behind films like Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Elgort has appeared in all the Divergent films and has also acted in the indie favourite The Fault In Our Stars.

James, 28, shot to fame after the series Downton Abbey (Lady Rose) which led her to play the title role in Disney’s Cinderella.


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