Driven by Nick Hamm to be Venice’s closing film
by Camillo De Marco
- Based on real-life events, the comedy-thriller directed by the British filmmaker will be screened as a world premiere on Saturday 8 September
Driven [+see also:
interview: Nick Hamm
film profile] by British director Nick Hamm (The Journey [+see also:
film profile]) has been chosen as the closing film (Out of Competition) of the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August–8 September 2018). Driven will be world-premiered on Saturday 8 September, immediately after the awards ceremony.
“Venice is an inspiring festival with an incredible audience," declared Hamm. "I am both honoured and delighted to be invited back to share this crazy, untold story."
Based on real-life events, Driven is a wickedly comedic look at a “bromance” gone bad. Set in the opulence of early-1980s California, the film follows the meteoric rise of John DeLorean and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through his friendship with charming ex-con turned FBI informant Jim Hoffman. The cast of the film is led by Lee Pace (The Hobbit), Jason Sudeikis (Downsizing), Judy Greer (Ant-Man) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards).
Based on an original screenplay by Colin Bateman (The Journey), Driven was produced by Britain’s Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions, Luillo Ruiz of The Pimienta Film Company and Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment, with Blue Riders Pictures and Greenroom Entertainment.
Embankment Films is handling the movie’s international sales, and WME represents North America.
(Translated from Italian)
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