Jamie Foxx is negotiating to star in “Baby Driver,” the music-driven action film that Edgar Wright started developing after he dropped out of directing “Ant-Man,” Deadline reports.
Foxx would take the role originally intended for Michael Douglas — a crime boss who recruits a young, mute getaway driver who drives to the beat of his own personal soundtrack to drown out the noise in his head.
Sony describes “Baby Driver” as the “ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film,” so look for a great soundtrack synced to the plot points. The movie is set to open in March 2017.
It’ll be another crime film for Fox, who’s working on “Sleepless Nights” about a mob-connected policeman whose son is kidnapped.