Thanks to his Machiavellian Frank Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards – look for the political drama to stage its fifth season on May 30th – Kevin Spacey breaks the fourth wall as effortlessly as a certain Merc With a Mouth. And while his cunning mob boss isn’t quite on the same level as Deadpool, the latest Baby Driver TV spot has screeched online, and it features Spacey’s Doc orchestrating a bank robbery to remember.
Unveiled via Edgar Wright’s Twitter feed (tip of the hat to Collider), the brief promo is nothing if not stylish, and it even features a handful of review snippets spliced together with a high-octane chase sequence. Indeed, our review from SXSW 2017 found Wright’s kinetic direction to be one of the crowning achievements of Baby Driver, even if the filmmaker’s foray into the heist/action genre isn’t quite on the same level as, say, Shaun of the Dead or the wonderfully meta Hot Fuzz.
But take nothing away from Baby Driver. With an all-star cast in tow – Spacey heads up an ensemble comprised of Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Jon Bernthal, and Jamie Foxx – coupled with the super-slick editing and music, you’ll struggle to find another film with as much personality lining the summer slate.
Behind the wheel is Ansel Elgort as the titular Baby, an ice-cool getaway driver who tends to evade the police and other criminals while hooked up to his trusty iPod – Mozart in a go-kart, as Kevin Spacey’s glowering kingpin as aptly puts. A brush with death left him nursing tinnitus, and his ability to drown out noise and other distractions? That’s what makes him the best.
Baby Driver is expected to speed into theaters in time for June 28th.