EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has purchased North American and some foreign rights to Nick Hamm’s John DeLoreanmovie 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.‘Driven’ cast and filmmaker at Deadline TIFF studio: Jason Sudekis, Isabel Arraiza, Nick Hamm, Judy Greer, and Lee Pace.

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 theGalaxy‘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) plays Hoffman’s strong-willed wife and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris) is ambitious FBI agent Benedict Tissa.

Hamm directed off an original screenplay by Colin Bateman (The Journey). Driven was financed by Romulus Entertainment and Blue Rider San Juan, and produced by Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions, Luillo Ruiz of The Pimienta Film Company and Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment.

See more here: Deadline

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