Lily James to Co-Star in Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

“Cinderella” star Lily James has found her next big role, landing the female lead in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver.”

Negotiations are ongoing, but if a deal closes, she would join Ansel Elgort in the TriStar film.

The story concerns a young, talented getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Wright will write and direct “Baby Driver,” with Working Title principals Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan producing along with Nira Park through her Big Talk Productions.

“Baby Driver” will see a 50/50 financing split between MRC and TriStar, with TriStar handling worldwide distribution.

James was in the spotlight thanks to her part in “Downton Abbey,” but her “Cinderella” role made her leading lady material, with the Disney live-action film having recently crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office.

She is repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management.

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