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TriStar Pictures has released the third international trailer for their upcoming car chase musical Baby Driver, starring Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm. Get your dancing shoes ready as the trailer unless its cover version of The Champs’ “Tequila” into your eardrums.
In order to be the best in the game, a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beats of his personal soundtrack. After winning the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal lifestyle and make a clean break. Unfortunately, the crime boss (Kevin Spacey) threatens his life, love and freedom before his one last heist.
Check out our five thoughts on the International Trailer #3 for Baby Driver:
5. Edgar Wright
So no more. It’a an Edgar Wright movie. I loved Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and The World’s End. I’m buying myself a ticket!
4. Is That The Punisher?!?
With his Netflix drama airing in November, The Punisher himself makes at the end of the trailer. I’m wondering if Edgar Wright is a TV junkie because he’s got the stars of From Dusk Till Dawn, Mad Men, and House of Cards in his ensemble cast.
3. The Button Down Brass’ “Tequila”
Everything about this trailer, from the bullets to the car chases, is edited to “Tequila.” You have to admire the Hot Fuzz director and his level of detail. Notice how Jamie Fox repeats the song’s title when the shootout starts and ends.
2. Who Isn’t On This Soundtrack!?!
— Baby Driver (@BabyDriverMovie) May 22, 2017
1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion—“Bellbottoms”
2. Bob & Earl—“Harlem Shuffle”
3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers—“Egyptian Reggae”
4. Googie Rene—“Smokey Joe’s La La”
5. The Beach Boys—“Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
6. Carla Thomas—“B-A-B-Y”
7. Kashmere Stage Band—“Kashmere”
8. Dave Brubeck—“Unsquare Dance”
9. The Damned—“Neat Neat Neat”
10. The Commodores—“Easy (Single Version)“
11. T. Rex—“Debora”
13. Incredible Bongo Band—“Bongolia”
14. The Detroit Emeralds—“Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)“
15. Alexis Korner—“Early In The Morning”
16. David McCallum—“The Edge”
17. Martha and the Vandellas—“Nowhere To Run”
18. The Button Down Brass—“Tequila”
19. Sam & Dave—“When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”
20. Brenda Holloway—“Every Little Bit Hurts”
22. Focus—“Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)“
23. Golden Earring—“Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)“
24. Barry White—“Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up”
25. Young MC—“Know How”
26. Queen—“Brighton Rock”
27. Sky Ferreira—“Easy”
28. Simon & Garfunkel—“Baby Driver”
29. Kid Koala—“Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)“
30. Danger Mouse (featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi)—“Chase Me”
1. Music Is Everything!
In an interview with Nerdist, The Shaun of the Dead filmmaker explains the use of music throughout the narrative, “Ansel [Elgort]‘s character is playing music the entire time. So it’s taking things that are in Scorsese or Tarantino or Soderbergh films–and in those films you have the jukebox kind of soundtrack–and the idea with this is that the lead character is actually playing those songs. So the songs are always sourced. They’re either in his ears or playing in a diner or playing on a stereo, so they’re always within the scenes.”
Baby Driver arrives in theaters everywhere on June 28. The soundtrack will be released June 23 by Danger Mouse’s own Columbia imprint, 30th Century Records.