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Judy Greer on ‘Driven’ and Her Reaction to the Movie’s Unbelievable True Story

From director Nick Hamm and inspired by true events, the indie drama Driven is a wild tale of the bromance gone wrong between John DeLorean (Lee Pace) and Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). Set in the early 1980s, the story follows how, out of a desire to save the financially troubled DeLorean Motor Company, the golden boy genius of the automotive industry got caught up with an ex-con pilot turned informant, who lured him into a cocaine trafficking ring set up by the FBI. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Judy Greer (who played Jim Hoffman’…
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“Driven” Has Fun With Part Of The John DeLorean Story

Who is more of a fascinating individual than John DeLorean? The maker of the automobile of the same name is just as well known for that car as being involved in shady drug dealings. Some remember him as a genius in the auto field, but most think of him either for flopping with his company or being put on trial. That intrigue helps fuel the new film Driven, which presents DeLorean as a side character to the life of Jim Hoffman, who befriended and then potentially betrayed him. If that sounds like the set up for a dark flick, you’d be mistaken. This is far more lighthearted than you might initially think, though the seriousness if the matters at hand are never too far from the spotlight. The movie is a mix of comedy, crime, drama, and thriller. Taking place in San Diego in the early 1980’s, the story
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‘Driven’ Kept Shoot in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria to Help Locals

  • Variety
Behind-the-scenes featurettes have long enumerated the many obstacles any movie or TV show has had to overcome to reach the theater or TV screen. But few films faced hardships as severe as those overcome by “Driven,” the real-life hero-to-zero story of automaker John DeLorean (played by Lee Pace) and his misadventures with ex-con pilot-turned-FBI informant Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). Directed by Nick Hamm, “Driven” was in its first days of principal photography in Puerto Rico in September 2017 when Hurricane Maria was bearing down on the island.

Line producer René Besson grew up in South Florida and has survived a few hurricanes in his day, even getting the Jason Statham action vehicle “Homefront” through 2012’s Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana. Familiar with the trajectories of weather patterns, he was closely watching Maria’s progress the night before landfall on the Caribbean isle.

“There was no question that this was going to hit,
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‘Driven’ Film Review: DeLorean Tale Offers a Fun Ride But No Memorable Destination

  • The Wrap
Nearly 15 years after his death, John DeLorean’s life story still feels tailor-made for the movies. He rose and fell, and then did it again. He married and remarried, and then did it again. He made huge mistakes, miraculously escaped punishment, and then — well, you get the idea.

So perhaps the problem is that there’s too much material here? “Driven” is the second film this summer to address DeLorean’s life, and the second one to feel overwhelmed by its subject. In the more ambitious “Framing John DeLorean,” documentarians Sheena Joyce and Don Argott addressed their subject head-on, mixing various styles and genres in an attempt to understand him.

Here, director Nick Hamm (“The Journey”) and writer Colin Bateman skirt the edges of his experience, as if they’re too intimidated to approach it directly. So we get a relatively amusing dramedy, but one in which DeLorean remains a
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Driven – Review

Review by Stephen Tronicek

There are a few good reasons to see Nick Hamm’s Driven, (releasing August 16th on Digital and VOD) and four of them can be discerned rather quickly: Jason Sudekis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer and Corey Stoll. In the pantheon of good casting this year, Driven is the one to beat. A few hard-working, excellent, character actors can elevate even the most cliche material and Driven is one such case.

Driven follows the true story of Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudekis) who through a series of unfortunate events ended up as an informant for the F.B.I, a close confidant of John Delorean (Lee Pace) as the Delorean brand flamed out, and a major witness in the case against Delorean. There’s parties, sex, drugs, marital problems, male angst, bromance and lots of 80’s fashion.

If this sounds like your regular cut and dry “true story” crime film,
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‘Driven’ Review: DeLorean Drama Revs Up ’90s HBO Movie Nostalgia

There is a wonderful moment in Driven, the story of controversial carmaker John DeLorean’s headline-grabbing 1980s rise and fall, that encapsulates the film’s melding of comedy, tension, and history. A series of misfortunes have brought together DeLorean (Lee Pace)–the designer of the iconic car that Marty McFly would eventually use to travel through time–and a delightfully mustached moron and FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis). A plan has been hatched to ensnare the unsuspecting DeLorean in a drug deal. But it cannot move forward unless DeLorean has the money to make it happen.

Hoffman is frantic, as well he should be. Earlier in the film, the husband and father was arrested for piloting a plane filled with cocaine. A federal agent (an ever-irritated Corey Stoll) offers Hoffman a chance to avoid decades of jail time in exchange for the life of an informant. Without telling his
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Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace Take Viewers on a Ride in New John DeLorean Biopic

  • Variety
Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace Take Viewers on a Ride in New John DeLorean Biopic
Even though the new biopic “Driven” chronicles the worst chapter of John DeLorean’s life, director Nick Hamm believes the engineering prodigy turned disgraced automobile magnate would be delighted with the film.

“I think he would probably be quite amused and quite sort of happy,” Hamm told Variety at the movie’s premiere at the ArcLght Cinemas in Hollywood on Monday night. “Because he comes across quite well. He’s rather an endearing character and I think he would find the whole thing quite humorous. This ludicrous lifestyle and this ludicrous car, that story was made into a movie in Hollywood. He was a showman and if there’s anything else that this town is about, it’s showmen.”

Inspired by real-life events, “Driven” follows the spectacular downfall of DeLorean, once a rising star in the automotive industry of the 1970s and ’80s. Known for his lavish and flamboyant lifestyle,
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"Driven" - Felonies of the Rich and Famous

Sneak Peek director Nick Hamm's true story thriller "Driven", starring Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis, Judy Greer and Corey Stoll, focusing on the rise and fall of automotive maverick 'John Delorean', designer of the iconic car used in "Back To The Future", and his drug dealer-turned-rat informant neighbour, who worked with the authorities to bring the inventor down, opening August 16, 2019:

"...set in 1977, 'Driven' captures the uneasy alliance of maverick car designer 'John DeLorean' (Pace) and his penchant for too much money, too many drugs and an inevitable crash and burn...

"...thanks to his loser neighbour 'Jim' (Sudeikis), in a furiously entertaining spin through the felonies of the rich and famous..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Driven"...
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‘Driven’ Review: Dir. Nick Hamm (2019) [Eiff]

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Doug Liman told such a fascinating true story of drug runners and the criminal underworld in the slick, stylish American Made a couple of years back. It’s the same joie de vivre Nick Hamm has supercharged into his star-studded Driven – a similarly structured drug-fuelled true story.

Part-biopic, part-crime caper, Hamm reinvents the true story of car tycoon John Delorean (Lee Pace) when his finances came toppling down and forced him to turn to more unsavoury forms of income. The twist? This particular interpretation of the story is told through the eyes of Delorean’s ratty neighbour Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis) – a crooked pilot turned FBI informant trying to save his own skin. Tasked by agent Tisa (Corey Stoll) to bring down his former friend, and drug lord, Morgan (Michael Cudlitz) or face jail time, Hoffman goes undercover but finds a sweeter deal emerge when Delorean gets himself entangled in the crossfire too.
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Lee Pace is John DeLorean in trailer for comedic crime thriller Driven

Ahead of its release next month, the first trailer has arrived online for the 80s-set biographical black comedy crime thriller Driven which stars Lee Pace as the automobile engineer and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company John DeLorean and Jason Sudeikis as FBI informant Jim Hoffman. Directed by Nick Hamm, the film features a cast that also includes Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Michael Cudlitz, and Erin Moriarty; watch it here…

A fast-paced, comedic crime thriller of a bromance gone wrong between John DeLorean, played by Lee Pace, and Jim Hoffman, played by Jason Sudeikis.

Set in early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of the golden boy of the automotive industry, John DeLorean (Pace) and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through the eyes of his friendship with charming, ex-con pilot turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis). DeLorean turned to unsavory activities to save his financially troubled DeLorean Motor Company,
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Driven (2018) Movie Trailer: Lee Pace is John DeLorean in Nick Hamm’s Rise & Fall Biopic

Driven Trailer Nick Hamm‘s Driven (2019) movie trailer has been released by Wme Global and stars Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, and Isabel Arraiza. Plot Synopsis Driven‘s plot synopsis: “A fast-paced, comedic crime thriller of a bromance gone wrong between John DeLorean (played by Lee Pace) and Jim Hoffman (played by Jason Sudeikis). Set in early [...]

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Lee Pace Is John DeLorean in First Trailer for Driven

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for a new film called Driven, which tells a fictional account of the story of infamous businessman and automaker John DeLorean, who is played by Lee Pace.

The movie is described as a "fast-paced, comedic crime thriller of a bromance gone wrong” between John DeLorean and FBI informant Jim Hoffman, who is fantastically played by Jason Sudeikis. The story of John Delorean is certainly an interesting and crazy one, and this movie actually looks really good!

Set in the early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of the golden boy of the automotive industry, John DeLorean (Pace) and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company (Dmc), through the eyes of his friendship with charming, ex-con pilot turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis). DeLorean turned to unsavory activities to save his financially troubled DeLorean Motor Company, and it was Hoffman who was all too
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Witness the rise and fall of DeLorean in trailer for ‘Driven’

A new trailer has arisen for Nick Hamm’s ‘Driven’ featuring Jason Sudeikis and Lee Pace as an ex-con turned FBI informant and the legendary creator of the everyone’s favourite car from ‘Back To The Future’.

Directed by Hamm, the comedy also stars Corey Stoll, Judy Greer and Isabel Arraiza.

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The film opens in Us cinemas and on-demand August 16th.

Driven Synopsis

Inspired by actual events, the film follows automobile mogul John DeLorean (played by Lee Pace) and his neighbour, ex-con Jim Hoffman (played by Jason Sudeikis) who is a hard-working pilot and doting husband who becomes an FBI informant after being busted for smuggling cocaine.

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Driven Trailer: The Crazy True Story Behind The DeLorean

We have a brand new trailer for Driven. This biopic sets out to tell the tale of John DeLorean, the man behind the DeLorean, a car that was immortalized in Back to the Future. While the car is iconic, the story behind the man who created it is one that not many are familiar with, but that doesn't make it any less fascinating. This first trailer showcases Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) as Jim Hoffman, the man who helped bring down John DeLorean, played by Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy).

The trailer kicks off by setting up the friendship between John DeLorean and the character played by Jason Sudeikis. We also get a glimpse of how the world views the auto industry titan, which is in very high esteem. The two pair up to try and get the DeLorean Motor Company off the ground and it all seems like a scrappy success story,
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‘Driven’ Trailer: Jason Sudeikis & Lee Pace Star In A Film About A Bromance Goes Awry

‘Driven’ Trailer: Jason Sudeikis & Lee Pace Star In A Film About A Bromance Goes Awry
How long does it take before a friendship between a celebrity CEO and ex-con-turned-FBI informant turns awry? Director Nick Hamm will take us on a comedic and wild ride around friendship, greed, and betrayal in “Driven,” which was the closing film of the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

Inspired by true events, the film follows the rise of John DeLorean, automobile mogul and mastermind behind the DeLorean Dmc-12 (of “Back to the Future” fame) and his friendship with Jim Hoffman, an ex-con.

Continue reading ‘Driven’ Trailer: Jason Sudeikis & Lee Pace Star In A Film About A Bromance Goes Awry at The Playlist.
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Netflix Unveils Cast, Shooting Dates for Alex Pina’s ‘White Lines’

  • Variety
Netflix Unveils Cast, Shooting Dates for Alex Pina’s ‘White Lines’
Laura Haddock (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Marta Milans (“Shazam”) and Juan Diego Botto (“Good Behavior”) are set to star in “White Lines,” the Netflix original series written by “La Casa de Pavel” creator Alex Pina.

The 10 episode show will start shooting later this month until October in the Balearic Islands including Majorca and Ibiza. On top of writing the series, Pina also serve as showrunner. Nick Hamm, Luis Prieto, Ashley Way and Alvaro Brechner will be directing it.

After the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza, his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened. Her investigation will lead her through a thrilling world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character.

The cast is completed by Nuno Lopes, Laurence Fox (“Victoria”) and Angela Griffin.

The series
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‘White Lines’: Netflix Crime-Drama From ‘Money Heist’ Creator Álex Pina & ‘The Crown’ Outfit Left Bank Under Way In Spain

  • Deadline
Netflix is under way on ten-part UK-Spanish crime-drama series White Lines, which is written by Money Heist creator Álex Pina (who is serving as showrunner) and executive-produced by Andy Harries and Sharon Hughff for The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures.

Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight) leads cast in the English-language series in which the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza. When his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened her investigation leads her through a world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups.

Also starring are Marta Milans (Shazam), Juan Diego Botto (Good Behavior), Nuno Lopes (Saint George), Daniel Mays (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn), Laurence Fox (Victoria) and Angela Griffin (Turn Up Charlie).

The series will film from June-October in the Balearic Islands including Majorca and Ibiza. Directors will be Nick Hamm,
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John DeLorean Pic ‘Driven’ Acquired By Uphe Content Group – Cannes

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has purchased North American and some foreign rights to Nick Hamm’s John DeLorean movie Driven which made its world premiere at last year’s Venice Film Festival and continued on to Tiff. Pic will hit theaters on Aug. 16.

Inspired by true events, Driven is a wickedly comedic look at a bromance gone bad. Set in the opulence of early 1980s California, the story follows the meteoric rise of John DeLorean (Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Lee Pace) and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through his friendship with charming ex-con turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman (SNL alum Jason Sudeikis). It was Hoffman who lured the car designer-engineer into a government cocaine trafficking ring, which DeLorean was tempted by given the fact that he needed $17M to save his floundering company. Isabel Arraiza is Cristina Ferrare, DeLorean’s fashion model wife, Judy Greer (Ant-Man
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‘(Future) Cult Classic’: Justin Bartha & Geoffrey Owens Cast In Syfy Pilot

  • Deadline
‘(Future) Cult Classic’: Justin Bartha & Geoffrey Owens Cast In Syfy Pilot
Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Geoffrey Owens have joined the ensemble cast of Syfy’s dark comedy pilot (Future) Cult Classic from Shay Hatten (Ballerina), Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Universal Content Productions.

Written by Hatten, (Future) Cult Classic combines the genres of slasher films, high school drama and speculative satire. It is set 18 years in the future and centers on a group of teens whose community is rocked by a 1990s slasher-movie obsessed serial killer. Our heroes quickly realize they’re being targeted and decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer—before time runs out.

Bartha will play Jeff, Bree’s (Emily Alyn Lind) father who is a formerly successful true-crime novelist whose career has dried up now that murder has been virtually eradicated. What’s good for society has been bad for him and his family– and leaves him in a desperate
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Judy Greer Joins Paramount Players’ ‘Playing With Fire’ Opposite John Cena

  • Deadline
Judy Greer Joins Paramount Players’ ‘Playing With Fire’ Opposite John Cena
Exclusive: Judy Greer is set to star opposite John Cena in Paramount Players’ upcoming Playing With Fire from director Andy Fickman.

The Halloween star will play Dr. Amy Hicks in the pic who is the love interest to Cena’s John Carson. In Playing With Fire, a depot in the remote Eastern Sierras becomes an unlikely safe haven for a trio of orphaned kids who are determined to stay together after learning of Social Services’ plan to send them to separate foster homes.

Matt Lieberman wrote the film and Todd Garner’s Broken Road is producing for Paramount Players. Sean Robins is also producing. Matt Dines is the Paramount executive overseeing the project.

Greer can next be seen in Nick Hamm’s John DeLorean biopic Driven alongside Jason Sudeikis and Lee Pace which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last fall. She is also starring in Richard Linklater
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