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VARIETY – Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios look to have found the star for their adaptation of Donna Tartt’s acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch,” offering Ansel Elgort the lead role.

Director John Crowley had been meeting with several candidates for almost two months before finally handing Elgort the role of Theo.

Warner and RatPac had picked up rights to the Pulitzer-winning book back in 2014. RatPac is also an investor in the film as well as a producer. “Goldfinch,” which earned critical raves for its Dickensian plotting, tells the story of a young man named Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.

Earlier this year, Amazon Studios agreed to co-finance the film, which will go into production at the start of 2018. As part of the pact, Amazon will invest more than a third of the movie’s budget, which is estimated to be in the $40 million range, according to insiders. In return, it will get streaming rights to the picture on its Prime service. It will also launch the picture on home entertainment platforms in what is commonly referred to as the pay-TV window, the term for when movies debut on premium cable channels such as HBO and Showtime.

Warner Bros. will distribute the film in theaters worldwide.

Elgort has taken his time in finding his next project following his star-making role in this summer’s surprise hit “Baby Driver.” Sources say the actor was looking for something on the prestige level after coming off his commercial hit and had considered an adaptation of “The Finest Kind,” which Brian Helgeland was planning to direct.

He did recently attach himself to play young John F. Kennedy in the war pic “Mayday 109,” which tells the story of how Kennedy’s PT boat came under attack during World War II.

He can be seen next in “The Billionaire Boys Club” opposite Taron Egerton. He is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.

Yesterday (July 25), Ansel was in Mexico City to promote Baby Driver! He attended a photocall, press conference, and a Go Kart event. He looked like he had lots of fun! Check out the HQ photos in the gallery!

Back on Monday (July 24), Ansel attended the Sao Paulo, Brazil photocall and press conference for Baby Driver! He was in attendance with director, Edgar Wright. I have added HQ photos from Ansel’s appearances to the gallery! Thanks to my friend Lora for help with some of the photos!

Hello Ansel fans! Sorry for the lack of updates on the site. I’ve been super busy and it’s been hard to find the time to update. I’ve now updated the gallery of Ansel visiting Kuala Lumpur on July 17th. He attended a photocall, press conference, and premiere!

I have updated the gallery with portraits Ansel has taken during his promotion for Baby Driver. Two of them took place during his recent visit to Australia to promote the film.

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 19 | Los Angeles Times
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 20 | Baby Driver Portraits
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 21 | Baby Driver Portraits

A few days ago (July 12), Ansel was in Australia for the Sydney premiere of Baby Driver at Event Cinemas George Street. He attended with co-star Lily James and director, Edgar Wright.

Public Appearances > 2017 > Jul 12 | “Baby Driver” Sydney Premiere

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 15 | Los Angeles Times

LA TIMES – Ansel Elgort was deep into a club music period when he found himself on the spot during a pivotal audition for director Edgar Wright.

He’d been spending his spare time in the studio with Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, living and breathing the electronic dance jams he makes under his DJ moniker, Ansølo. But in his day job as a rising Hollywood star, he hadn’t yet convinced Wright he was right for the role of the soft-spoken, rhythm-obsessed lead of “Baby Driver,” a music-driven action caper 22 years in the making.

As Elgort worked in the Silver Lake dance studio of choreographer and Sia collaborator Ryan Heffington, things weren’t totally clicking. Then Wright asked the “Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent” actor to name a song he knew by heart. Elgort surprised the director with “Easy,” by the Commodores.

“I was so taken aback that a 20-year-old would say that, that in itself made me think that maybe he was right for the part,” says Wright, who filmed Elgort acting out a scene to the song, which eventually became the soundtrack to a memorably moving sequence and the film’s recurring emotional motif.

was deep into a club music period when he found himself on the spot during a pivotal audition for director Edgar Wright.

He’d been spending his spare time in the studio with Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, living and breathing the electronic dance jams he makes under his DJ moniker, Ansølo. But in his day job as a rising Hollywood star, he hadn’t yet convinced Wright he was right for the role of the soft-spoken, rhythm-obsessed lead of “Baby Driver,” a music-driven action caper 22 years in the making.

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Miscellaneous > 2017: The New York Times

NY TIMES – When the actor Ansel Elgort strolled into Times Square on Wednesday for an appearance on ”Good Morning America,” the first face he encountered was his own.

“I’ve never seen myself so big,” he said, staring up at a bright pink billboard for his new movie, “Baby Driver,” which was opening that day to rapturous reviews. “Good morning, America!”

Mr. Elgort’s latest star turn is a heist picture about a guy operating a getaway car for bank robbers, but he had sat passively in the back seat of an Escalade on the ride to Midtown from his home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. It had been a slow trip, more than a half-hour just to get across the Williamsburg Bridge and up to the ABC studios, where a small group of his devoted fans were waiting outside the stage door for him to arrive and administer hugs and selfies.

Normally, Mr. Elgort, 23, would just have taken the C train. Or perhaps used Citi Bike.

“I have an account,” he said.

Limousines, in other words, are not his speed.

Three years ago, Mr. Elgort became something of a teen idol when he and Shailene Woodley played terminally ill cancer patients falling in love in the movie adaptation of John Green’s best-selling young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” which grossed $307 million at the global box office.
The fact that Mr. Elgort in real life is still with his high school sweetheart — Violetta Komyshan, a ballet dancer he met while still a student at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — has not dampened the ardor of his female followers, virtual and physical.

Mr. Elgort is their hipster ideal: a guy who looks like a model, gets paid like a movie star (more on that in a moment) and actually wants commitment in real life. Basically, said Tatiana Irizarry, standing outside “G.M.A.,” he is “the best person ever.”

Ms. Irizarry’s opinion is unlikely to change after she sees “Baby Driver.”

The film is a testosterone-drenched star vehicle promising to broaden Mr. Elgort’s appeal — it was on track to earn around $20 million in its opening weekend — without alienating his fan base. Fittingly, the title character, named Baby, is quickly revealed to be not a hardened delinquent, but a conscientious and oh-so-romantic orphan struggling to pay off a childhood debt and help his aged, deaf African-American foster parent build a nest egg.

Baby’s got nowhere to run, to quote the Martha and the Vandellas classic that appears on the much-buzzed-about retro soundtrack. But he still does the Harlem Shuffle while delivering Starbucks coffee to the slick crime world overlord for whom he works, played with venom by Kevin Spacey.

Growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Mr. Elgort had a few more advantages than his character.

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GQ – If you ever see Ansel Elgort driving around, flag him down. He’ll probably be eager to teach you how to do a burnout. He’s gotten really good at it.
His new movie, Baby Driver, opened Wednesday, and it stars Elgort in the role of Baby, a heart-of-gold kid with a tragic past who helps a team of thieves—Jamie Foxx, John Hamm, Kevin Spacey—pull off heists by being their getaway driver. You get it.
Baby drives very fast and very sideways in cars like a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat, all while listening to music on his headphones—which violates a law in 15 states—to drown out a crippling bout of tinnitus caused by a childhood accident. His jams double as both the movie’s soundtrack and its door-slamming, chase-choreographing, explosion-exploding syncopation (a product of director Edgar Wright’s obsessive genius). It’s why GQ ‘s own Tom Philip calls Baby Driver “the best, most original action movie of the summer.” Being British, Tom is not given to unearned enthusiasm.

Ansel, however, very much is into enthusiasm. Which is why he happily explained the secret to drifting around a pair of oddball twins from Atlanta, what it’s like to obtain Flea’s musical approbation, and—most importantly—what tunes I should be playing for my 4-year-old daughter.

GQ: You grew up in New York City. Can you actually, legally drive?
Elgort: Yes, I can! I got my permit at 16 and then I got my license at 19 right before I went to Pittsburgh for Fault in Our Stars, because I had done another movie and I was annoyed, being in a random city not being able to drive around. This was before Uber had popped off. And during The Fault in Our Stars I was definitely the designated driver, ‘cause when I’m doing a movie or a project, I don’t drink at all. We’d go to dinner and I would drive everyone around.

You don’t drink at all while you’re filming a movie?
No. Well, especially when I was 19 and I wasn’t drinking at all. [laughs] But even now I don’t really drink when I’m filming, because the days are so long and you gotta feel as healthy as possible.

Did you get to do any of the stunts yourself?
Yeah, a few. I did a lot of training. I remember my first day doing driving on set, saying, ‘Okay, what stunts am I doing today?’ And they say, ‘Uh, you’re not gonna be doing anything today, Ansel. You’re in a car with Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm, and you’re not gonna kill these guys.’ Unfortunately they only let me do four or five stunts throughout the film—ones where people weren’t in the car. I did a brake stand in the purple car, where I give a purse back to a woman. I did a drift around the ATL Twins after I steal the red car, where I light up the tires and make red smoke go everywhere. And another one with the Hellcat, as well.

What was the hardest stunt to master?
The brake stand around the ATL Twins was difficult because the Hellcat has so much horsepower. The trick with that stunt is you keep your foot on the brake, and then you light up the tires. And it’s about the modulation between your brake and your gas so that the tires spin but the car doesn’t start moving yet. Then you slowly release the brake and the car will spin, but you’re controlling the spin. Then right as your car’s about to fishtail out of control, you bring the wheel back, a lot of counter-steer, and that’s when you get that drift thing where the back is really moving back and forth. I practiced that a lot with the stunt team, so when I finally got to do it, I was allowed to do it around two human beings. I guess they were worried about Jamie Foxx, but not the ATL Twins.

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THE A.V. CLUB – In a recent interview with The A.V. Club, director Edgar Wright and the cast of Baby Driver showed off their film trivia skills. Jon Hamm, Eiza González, and Ansel Elgort combine strengths to take down Wright but prove to be no match for the director’s cinema knowledge. Wright even takes the opportunity to correct our own Alex McLevy on one of his questions. Clearly, we’re all out of our depths.