John DeLorean Biopic 'Driven' to Close Venice Film Festival

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Lee Pace as John DeLorean in 'Driven'

The film, directed by Nick Hamm, stars Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis and Judy Greer.

Driven, charting the rise of John DeLorean and his iconic gull-winged car — made internationally famous by Back to the Future — has been named as the closing film of the Venice International Film Festival.

The film, directed by Nick Hamm (The Journey, Killing Bono) and starring Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit), Jason Sudeikis (Downsizing), Judy Greer (Ant-Man) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards), will get its world premiere out of competition at the festival on September 8. 

“Venice is an inspiring festival with an incredible audience," said Hamm. "I am both honoured and delighted to be invited back to share this crazy, untold story."

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 DeLorean (Pace) and his DeLorean Motor Company, through his friendship with charming ex-con-turned-FBI informant Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis).

Directed by Hamm from an original screenplay by Colin Bateman (The Journey) and financed by Romulus Entertainment, Driven is produced by Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions, Luillo Ruiz of The Pimienta Film Company and Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment.

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