Driven, directed by Nick Hamm has been selected as the closing film, Out of Competition, of the 75th Venice International Film Festival.
The festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, will have the world premiere of Driven which will be screened on Saturday, September 8th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido di Venezia. The screening, we believe, will be held after the awards ceremony.
Nick Hamm said: “Venice is an inspiring festival with an incredible audience. 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 John DeLorean, and his iconic DeLorean Motor Company, through his friendship with charming ex-con turned FBI informant, Jim Hoffman.
Directed by Hamm, from an original screenplay by Colin Bateman and financed by Romulus Entertainment, the film is produced by Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions, Luillo Ruiz of The Pimienta Film Company and Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment.
The cast of Driven is led by Lee Pace as motoring engineer and designer John DeLorean, Jason Sudeikis as Jim Hoffman, DeLorean’s friend and con-man turned FBI informant, Judy Greer as Hoffman’s strong-willed wife Ellen and Corey Stoll as ambitious FBI agent Benedict Tissa.