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Edgar Wright to Direct 'Baby Driver' Following 'Ant-Man' Exit

Two months after director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel's Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, the filmmaker is lining up his new project Baby Driver with Working Title Films.

We first reported on the project back in April 2008, when the filmmaker signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. While no specific plot details were given, the project was described as, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S." When the Working Title deal was first announced, Baby Driver was slated to be the first project to go into production, followed by The World's End, which was released last year.

Edgar Wright is directing from his own original screenplay, with Nira Park producing alongside Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The project is being put on the fast track, and while it does not have a studio home at this time, Working Title does have a deal in place with Universal Pictures, so it seems possible that either Universal or their partner Focus Features will distribute Baby Driver.

There is no indication yet if Edgar Wright's longtime collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be involved. The actors previously starred in the director's "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End, with Simon Pegg co-writing the scripts for the trilogy alongside Edgar Wright.

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