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Baby Driver to speed into theaters 6 weeks early

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Those of us who were left salivating by the hype over Edgar Wright’s new movie Baby Driver at SXSW have something to celebrate this morning: Entertainment Weekly reports that this baby will arrive prematurely. The film’s release date has been moved up six weeks to June 28, as Sony Pictures announced at its CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. That’s a real vote of confidence from Sony executives, who seem to be banking on the film being a summer sleeper hit by debuting it just before the all-important Fourth of July release window, where it’ll go up against Transformers: The Last Knight, Despicable Me 3, The House, and Amityville: The Awakening. (Spider-Man: Homecoming debuts the following week.)

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as the eponymous Baby, who relies on the beats perpetually thumping through his earbuds to propel his work as a getaway driver. Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx co-star as two of Baby’s criminal co-workers, Kevin Spacey as their (crime) boss, and Lily James as the waitress for whom Baby is willing to leave it all behind.

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