'Cinderella' Star Lily James in Talks to Join Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

Ansel Elgort is starring in the crime thriller.
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Ansel Elgort is starring in the crime thriller.

Cinderella star Lily James is in negotiations to join Edgar Wright’s crime thriller Baby Driver.

TriStar and MRC are behind the project, which Wright wrote and is directing.

Ansel Elgort is set to star as a young mute man who has an ear condition that forces him to constantly listen to music in order to drown out the constant ringing in his ears. His character is a driver for a group of bank robbers who goes on the run after a heist goes bad.

James will play Elgort’s love interest, a waitress in a diner.

The movie is looking at a fall shoot in New Orleans.

James’ Cinderella just crossed the $500 million mark this week. The British actress grabbed Hollywood's — and America's — attention with her breakout performance in the global television hit Downton Abbey. She will also star in the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

She is repped by UTA and the U.K.’s Tavistock Wood.