Baby Driver is a 2017 action film written and directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Ansel Elgort as a young getaway driver, who finds catharsis in music, seeking freedom from a life of organized crime with his lover Debora (Lily James). Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Bernthal (among others) appear in supporting roles. Eric Fellner and his Working Title Films partner Tim Bevan produced Baby Driver alongside Big Talk Productions' Nira Park. Sony and TriStar Pictures handled commercial distribution of the film. Baby Driver was financed through a partnership between TriStar and Media Rights Capital.
Baby Driver is a longtime passion project Wright had developed for over two decades. He devised the film's blueprint well into his youth, but the experience helming his other projects shaped his ambitions for Baby Driver. Originally centered in Los Angeles, Wright later revised the film's setting to Atlanta in the script. Preserving the city's ethos then became an important aspect of the storytelling. Principal photography took place in Atlanta over four months, from February to May 2016. Production involved the planning of meticulously coordinated stunts, choreography, and in-camera shooting. The global premiere of Baby Driver was hosted at the South by Southwest festival on March 11, 2017. The film premiered in theaters in North America and the United Kingdom on June 28, 2017.
Baby Driver received praise for its screenplay, direction, acting, action sequences, and soundtrack. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top films of the year. The film became a moderate box office hit, earning $226 million worldwide. Baby Driver was a candidate for numerous awards, including three Academy Awards nominations (for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing), two BAFTA and Critics' Choice Awards nominations (winning one each), and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Elgort).