Film

DRIVEN the film Released in the UK and Ireland on 8th November

The Hobbit’s Lee Pace and Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis dazzle in an exhilarating and irresistible biopic, about the rise and fall of the maverick car maker John DeLorean.

Key talent:

Lee Pace (The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy)

Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re The Millers)

Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Halloween)

Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones, True Detective)

Corey Stoll (First Man, House of Cards)

Director:
Nick Hamm (Godsend, The Hole)

Writer:

Colin Bateman (Murphy’s Law)

Producers:

Brad Feinstein

Luillo Ruiz

Piers Tempest

Synopsis:

In an affluent San Diego neighbourhood, former drug-smuggler turned FBI informant

Jim Hoffman befriends his famous neighbour, motoring engineer and designer John

DeLorean. Bedazzled by DeLorean’s charm and vision, Jim soon finds himself in

DeLorean’s inner circle at the launch of a new enterprise that promises to

revolutionise the American motor industry.

However, when DeLorean’s dream hits the buffers with his company set to go belly-

up, Jim offers the car maker a way out – one that will betray his new friend, please his

FBI bosses, and leave the DeLorean dream in the dust.

We like it because:

BAFTA-winning director Nick Hamm’s full throttle, unconventional bio-pic, of the life of controversial car maker John DeLorean (whose iconic car design became famous in The Back To The Future films), is a stunning story of ambition, excess and corruption. Hamm has turned this saga into what he describes as “a twisted buddy-comedy set against the backdrop of the

frivolous 70’s”.

A superb cast brings this extraordinary and exhilarating tale to life – star Lee Pace is outstanding as DeLorean, whose incredible plan to revolutionise the automobile industry ends up in the ditch. Jason Sudeikis is hilariously sleazy as Jim Hoffman, the man who was arguably the cause of DeLorean’s downfall, while Ant-Man’s Judy Greer shines as Hoffman’s strong-willed wife. The brilliant Corey Stoll follows up his performance as Buzz Aldrin in First Man, playing another real life character, an undercover agent who will stop at nothing to get his quarry.

Fans of real-life money and corruption stories like American Made and The Wolf of Wall Street will love DRIVEN; and, like the recent Michael Keaton hit The Founder, it’s a revealing and poignant look at the trials of tribulations of being a man with a vision.