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,
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
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,
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
“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,
"...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..."
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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.
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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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
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.
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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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,
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.
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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.
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,
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
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
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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