Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant and Lee Pace have signed on to star in Driven, a feature film based around an FBI operation to entrap car designer John DeLorean, Deadline has revealed.
Driven will see Pace as DeLorean, who – desperate to secure funding for his DeLorean Motor Company – is caught up in an FBI sting operation where he agreed to bankroll a cocaine smuggling operation. Sudeikis will play con-man turned FBI informant Jim Hoffman, with Olyphant as his handler.
“All filmmakers are suckers for a good story and this is a great one – and as yet, untold,” said director Nick Hamm (The Hole, Killing Bono). “It’s about ambition, success and failure in a decade where everything began to change. It’s also an intelligent and personal drama about fighting for personal success. An edge-of-your-seat, character-driven and comic wink to the world of power suits, discos and vice. Above all, it’s damn good fun.”
“Jason and Lee pair in the main roles as a charismatic and risk-taking duo,” added producer Piers Tempest. “And we’re excited to expand upon a great filmmaking partnership between Colin and Nick formed on The Journey, in which they were so adept at creating an enticing and funny story of sworn enemies making peace possible.”