Cannes will be hit with a huge dose of handsome next month, as Deadline reports that Timothy Olyphant, Lee Pace, and Jason Sudeikis are set to star in a movie about the FBI’s real-life sting on car designer John DeLorean. Sudeikis and Olyphant will team up, Catch Me If You Can-style, with the former playing a con-artist-turned-informant who helps Olyphant’s FBI agent get his man. Pace will play the DMC founder, who, in addition to working on cutting-edge automobile designs, tried to save his failing business by trafficking cocaine. The FBI set up a sting to catch him handling 59 pounds of coke, but the organization’s efforts were just interpreted as entrapment at DeLorean’s trial, and he was found not guilty. The film is set to begin filming in Puerto Rico this September.
The Journey director Nick Hamm will be at the wheel for Driven, which he believes is a story “about ambition, success and failure in a decade where everything began to change. It’s also an intelligent and personal drama about fighting for personal success. An edge-of-your-seat, character-driven and comic wink to the world of power suits, discos and vice. Above all, it’s damn good fun.” And again, it boasts a super personable cast, in case the story of a man trying his hand at drug trafficking wasn’t enough of a lure. Hey, at least it wasn’t plutonium.