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For fans of the Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy — the uncanny comedy of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End — it's been too long since was behind the camera. Now he's back to work in style with , a colorful melange of a gangster movie, a cute love story and a musical experiment.

With a stellar cast including , , , and , Baby Driver is taking a unique approach to the heist movie by combining it with a very rich soundtrack: Because Elgort's character Baby has tinnitus, which makes his ears constantly ring, he listens to music all the time. Action scenes match the songs, and there's about 35 of them in the whole movie. Sounds exciting? Watch the first trailer below.

Watch The First Trailer For 'Baby Driver'

It's never easy to leave the gangster life behind, especially if it's because you've just fallen in love. But when the boss who's insisting you work for him is someone like Kevin Spacey, it feels downright impossible.

There's always been a unique beat to Wright's movies — see the band battles in Scott Pilgrim, or the use of music in Shaun of the Dead — and it looks like he's got the perfect recipe of perplexing weirdness mixed with absolute badassery working once again.

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On the set of 'Baby Driver' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]
On the set of 'Baby Driver' [Credit: TriStar Pictures]

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he explained that Baby Driver had been on his mind for a while:

"I always wanted to do an action movie that was powered by music. It's something that's very much a part of my previous films and I thought of this idea of how to take that a stage further by having a character who listens to music the entire time. So, you have this young getaway driver who has to soundtrack his entire existence, particularly the bank robberies and fast getaways that come afterwards. [...] There's about 35 songs in the movie and they range from very famous to more obscure. It's supposed to reflect the character's extremely eclectic taste in music."

Don't we all like to put on a killer tune when we're walking down the street, pretending there's a massive explosion behind us?

Baby Driver is coming to theaters August 11.

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Chris Evans in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' [Credit: Universal Pictures]
Chris Evans in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' [Credit: Universal Pictures]

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)


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