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Showtime Lands Rights to Acclaimed Film

Jul 10, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A movie that has been dazzling the critics since its release two weeks ago is headed to Showtime. The pay cabler announced that it secured the rights to “Baby Driver,” which will premiere exclusively on Showtime in 2018.

The movie comes from TriStar Pictures and MRC, and stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Bernthal and Jon Hamm.

“The film recently opened to both rave reviews and successful box office in both the U.S. and abroad,” Showtime says in today’s announcement. “Showtime Networks’ subscribers will be able to watch the film during its premium television window in 2018 across all platforms including on Showtime On Demand, Showtime Anytime and the Showtime stand-alone streaming service, and as an add-on through select television providers.”

The announcement says the movie “uncovers the story of a talented young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.”

Showtime’s current slate of films also includes “Bridge of Spies,” “Snowden,” “Hell or High Water,” “Bad Moms,” “Patriots Day,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “The Light Between Oceans” and “The Girl on the Train.”

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