Your director, Edgar Wright, says you amazed him in an audition because you knew the song, Easy, by The Commodores.
Wright had to secure his soundtrack's rights before shooting; numerous songs, like the Blues Explosion one, were cleared years ago. The Beatles were there.
Cornelius. The Rolling Stones.
Man-of-the-moment Elgort went for a far more formal look, keeping on his black suit jacket despite the 30ºC heat. This is until the third act of the piece, however, when things become darker and more serious in their tone. He also made "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World", an adaptation of a graphic novel. "The World", "The World's End" - one unifying link, in addition to high style and a sharp sense of humor, is the role of music in them. Lines roll out of the actor's mouth with Brando's golden age smolder and Elvis" rock "n' roll sneer.
Baby Driver opens in theatres everywhere on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
"Whatever the audience is hearing, I was hearing", Elgort revealed.
In that respect, "Baby Driver" - about a baby-faced getaway auto driver (Ansel Elgort) whose effort to make a clean break from his life of crime ends up being anything but clean - really isn't like any other movie out there.
"That was a great way to start the movie off". He adds that the idea for it came surprisingly rather late to him while reading Oliver Sacks' book "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain".
The Baby Driver lead, 23, talked about the 45th US President to Variety, saying he thinks the businessman-turned-politician is 'a total mess'. "I love driving and I love music, and I like nothing more than to drive to music, but sometimes the vehicle is not as important as the ride". "Kevin and Jamie and Jon were there for the entire shoot", Wright said.
"People are calling it my Saturday Night Fever moment, and it was unbelievable", Elgort said. A similar trick is used during an intense chase as Baby listens to "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. We had a blast, a great time shooting in Atlanta. "They tell you, 'If you can be a working actor, you made it-congrats!' It was never, like, 'I want to be a movie star, ' or whatever", he explains. One key: a meticulously specific script.
So "Baby Driver" was in that way a homecoming for Wright: a return to a movie he could control and to a song that's been in his head most of his adult life. In terms of my two careers, though, I don't see a reason why I'd ever have to choose. I've never seen anything like it, and the constantly reinventing Wright probably won't make another film like this.
Although the film has occasionally been described as a musical (it isn't), "musical" doesn't need to mean lightweight. "Kevin is so magnetic that I had a bit of an out-of-body experience watching him on the first day". James Gunn, for one, seems to thrive on the collaboration process; he'll be the first Marvel director to helm an entire trilogy with Guardians of the Galaxy. And Wright's love of the original Point Break (as witnessed in Hot Fuzz) is once again illustrated in an exhilarating foot chase that rivals the one in Bigelow's classic. "Sometimes it's overt, but other times it's just sort of small and subtle things (and) you start to register everything is in time with the music".
"I honestly wanted to stand my ground to show what I could do", says Gonzalez, who will star in Robert Rodriguez's "Alita: Battle Angel", due for release next summer.
"We actually shot in a real maximum-security prison, which was weird and scary". And I did the one where I drift around the twins when I steal their auto, so - anything that started slowly and had only me in the vehicle. "You're all working to the same end of how to pull off what's been designed".
He will also have done it with a film that resembles Bob Fosse directing Heat.
According to Wright, the schism was born out of Marvel's desire to create new draft of the movie without Wright and Cornish.
"There's no room for complacency in cinema", he said. In New York traffic you really have to weave and move.