Anyone eager to see “Baby Driver” will be happy to hear that it’s opening earlier than expected, as the acclaimed car-chase musical’s release date has been changed from August 11 to June 28. Sony announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, and Edgar Wright made it official with a tweaked poster on Twitter.
Wright’s film was among the most talked-about to premiere at South by Southwest earlier this month, with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn praising the “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” director for the way he “takes a ludicrous concept and turns it into a brilliant exercise in high style and a rush of big ideas.” Its new release date comes at the height of blockbuster season, and “Baby Driver” will now be opening within a week of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Despicable Me 3” and “Amityville: The Awakening,” among others.
Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey and Jon Bernthal star in the film, Wright’s first since “The World’s End.”
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 28, 2017