Baby Driver is a 2017 action film written and directed by Edgar Wright. The plot follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), a music lover who is coerced to work as a getaway driver for kingpin Doc (Kevin Spacey). The film also stars Lily James as Baby's love interest, and Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Flea and Jamie Foxx as criminals who work for Doc. The film features choreography in which the actors' actions synchronize with its soundtrack. Wright conceived the project after envisioning a car chase set to the 1994 song "Bellbottoms" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, which he used as the film's opening scene.
Filming took place from February to May 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was co-produced by Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions and Media Rights Capital, and was distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing and by TriStar Pictures in the US. It premiered at South by Southwest on March 11, 2017, and was released theatrically on June 28, 2017.Baby Driver was praised for its screenplay, direction, acting, action sequences, and soundtrack. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017. It grossed $226 million worldwide on a production budget of $34 million. The film received several awards and nominations, including three nominations at the 90th Academy Awards (for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing), two nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards (winning one) and the 71st British Academy Film Awards (winning one), as well a Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination for Elgort at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.