Ansel Elgort confirms there is a script for Baby Driver 2

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds…

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.

Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The movie also had appearances from Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, and while Wright has yet to officially confirm a follow-up, Elgort divulged in a new interview that he has read the script already.

“He has shared it with me… Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a Baby Driver 2,” the 25-year-old told MTV News. “It has a different title, actually. You’re gonna have to have to ask Edgar that, though.”

Baby Driver was well received by audiences and critics, leading it to earn $226 million (£186 million) at the box office worldwide, making it director Wright’s highest-earning movie at the box office.

And while the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker has never directed a traditional sequel before, he previously noted that he was open to making one for Baby Driver.

“It is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there is somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters, especially (Elgort’s getaway driver character) Baby,” he shared in an interview with Empire magazine’s film podcast. “I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.”

Wright is currently in the post-production phases of animated project Shadows and is also filming Last Night in Soho with Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

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Bryan Singer ‘honoured’ after Globes win despite backlash surrounding sexual misconduct scandal

Director Bryan Singer ignored the speculation about his sexual misconduct scandal as he expressed his delight over his movie Bohemian Rhapsody’s wins at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (06Jan19)The film, which tells the story of Queen’s start i…

Director Bryan Singer ignored the speculation about his sexual misconduct scandal as he expressed his delight over his movie Bohemian Rhapsody’s wins at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (06Jan19)

The film, which tells the story of Queen’s start in the music industry, took home gongs for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in the movie.

While he was absent from the Los Angeles ceremony himself, Singer, who quit the movie during production and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, took to his Instagram to share a behind the scenes snap of filming, and wrote: “What an honour. Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress.”

The moviemaker hit headlines in 2017, when it emerged that a Washington man had filed a lawsuit against him, alleging the star sexually assaulted him in 2003 – when he was 17 years old. Singer has denied the accusations.

He was also accused of assault by Michael Egan in 2014, but Egan later confessed his claims were not true and apologised.

While Singer has yet to be arrested or charged with any crimes, it seems many of his peers are struggling to move on from the scandal. Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood likened the situation to that of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein – both of whom have been accused of sexual misconduct and assault.

“So we just… we are all still supposed to be pretending we dont know about Bryan Singer? Cause it worked out really well with #Spacey and #Weinstein,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, Eighth Grade star Elsie Fisher, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in the breakout movie, found herself under fire after tweeting her delight over Bohemian Rhapsody’s victories.

“IM SO HAPPY RAMI MALEK AND BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY WON GOLDEN GLOBES IM THRILLED TONIGHT IS THE BEST NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote.

After facing backlash from her followers, Elsie wrote: “Why is everyone being so mean about this? I’m genuinely sorry if I did something wrong.”

The 15-year-old later added: “My thoughts on this – please educate me in the future if I do something problematic. I want to better myself and grow! I was also vaguely aware the director of said film was bad but had no other information as to why he was considered such or what he had done. I know now.

“I’ll continue to be proud of Rami and the supporting cast because they are incredible, but otherwise I will hold back. Understand this though; there are many problematic people in Hollywood, and as someone who is busy frequently I don’t always have time to keep up. So tell me.”

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House of Cards stylist explains Robin Wright’s new ‘militaristic’ look

House of Cards costume designer Kemal Harris decided Robin Wright’s outfits needed to have a military vibe to them for season six.Robin’s alter ego Claire Underwood became U.S. president after Kevin Spacey, who played her onscreen husband, President Fr…

House of Cards costume designer Kemal Harris decided Robin Wright’s outfits needed to have a military vibe to them for season six.

Robin’s alter ego Claire Underwood became U.S. president after Kevin Spacey, who played her onscreen husband, President Frank Underwood, was fired from the show following allegations of sexual misconduct in November 2017.

Kemal has always dressed Robin in form-fitting high-end looks, but with the plot development, she could push the style boundaries even further.

“Presidential blues, some military greens, black, of course… I wanted to continue with (a military) theme, especially since Claire is really fighting for her role, her position, everything,” Kemal told The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s at battle with her peers, all these people who are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We had this deal with Francis, you have to honour this deal.’ She’s fighting to prove the fact that even though she’s female, she’s worthy of the position.

“So I felt wardrobe-wise everything should be a little tough, a little militaristic. Everything has a high neck, long sleeves. Some of the images I kept coming back to were actually women in (the) military in WWII and the early ’50s, specifically women in the Navy.”

One of Claire’s wardrobe staples for this season is White House cuff links, which Kemal sourced directly from the White House gift shop.

However, you won’t catch her carrying a bag now that she’s the leader of the United States.

“Something that struck me is you never see a past or current president with a briefcase or a laptop bag,” Kemal explained. “They’re never pulling their own roller bag. I don’t even know if they carry a wallet. I made a conscious decision not to give Claire a handbag because, pardon my French, she’s the f**king president of the United States, and she has work to do and she has people for that and they can carry her bags. She doesn’t need keys anymore.”

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Kevin Spacey’s new film marks biggest flop of career

Kevin Spacey’s first film release following his sex assault controversy has fallen flat with audiences in the U.S., making just $126 (£99) on opening day. Billionaire Boys Club was only picked up for screening in 10 theatres nationwide, but the major…

Kevin Spacey’s first film release following his sex assault controversy has fallen flat with audiences in the U.S., making just $126 (£99) on opening day.

Billionaire Boys Club was only picked up for screening in 10 theatres nationwide, but the majority of movie-goers shunned the crime drama upon its launch on Friday (17Aug18), making it a career low for the embattled actor.

According to The Wrap, box office earnings remained abysmal on Saturday, as its two-day total reached just $287 (£225). Based on the national ticket price average of $9.27 (£7.27), the figures suggest only 31 people paid to check out the real-life crime drama.

The movie is based in 1980s Los Angeles, where a group of guys from wealthy families sets up a get-rich-quick scheme to fund its own lavish lifestyles, only to be conned out of $4 million (£3.12 million) by career criminal Ron Levin, portrayed by Spacey. The old friends soon find themselves turning to murder in a desperate bid to reclaim their money.

Billionaire Boys Club, which also stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, and Suki Waterhouse, was shot in 2015, two years before Spacey’s career was derailed by multiple allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, which first surfaced in October (17).

He was soon fired from his hit Netflix show House of Cards, while filmmaker Ridley Scott promptly cut him from Getty family biopic All the Money in the World, even though it was already in post-production, and replaced him with Christopher Plummer. Reshoots took place in late November (17), just weeks before its December release.

In contrast, production officials at Vertical Entertainment, who had initially shelved Billionaire Boys Club, announced in June (18) that the independent film would be given a video-on-demand release in July (18), ahead of its theatre opening on Friday.

Although Spacey’s personal troubles are likely to have played a part in cinema-goers choosing to stay away from the movie, it also wasn’t helped by the scathing reviews from critics, earning it an approval rating of just 13 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Spacey has kept a low profile since the accusations hit headlines almost 10 months ago, when actor Anthony Rapp went public with claims about a decades-old incident with the Oscar winner.

Dozens of other alleged victims have since come forward with similar claims of sexual misconduct against Spacey, leading police in London to open investigations into a number of formal complaints, with three more added to the case load last month (Jul18).

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