Sony announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, Variety reports. Now the music-fueled comedy-drama will go up against box-office heavyweight "Transformers: The Last Knight" and Sofia Coppola's Civil War drama "Beguiled" (which open June 23), as well as "Despicable Me 3", the Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy "The House", and "Amityville: The Awakening" (which open June 30).
With its original release date, it would have have opened against New Line's horror sequel "Annabelle 2" and be in competition with another genre film, "Wind River," a murder mystery from "Hell or High Water" director Taylor Sheridan that opens August 4.
Elgort headlines the film as a getaway driver who's coerced into working for a mob boss (Kevin Spacey). It co-stars Lily James, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Bernthal. "Baby Driver" took home an audience award at SXSW.
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Read More