Alec Baldwin to Play John DeLorean in Documentary
Alec Baldwin will play John DeLorean in scripted scenes in an untitled documentary
Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live, The Departed) will play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes for XYZ Films’ Untitled John DeLorean documentary. Supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast. Baldwin’s hair and makeup team from Saturday Night Live have also been enlisted to transform him into the iconic automobile maker.
The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (The Art of the Steal, Last Days Here, Batman & Bill) and produced by Tamir Ardon, XYZ Films and 9.14 Pictures and backed by Ingenious. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly. Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically, and the film is scheduled to be released in 2018.
A documentary fused with narrative scenes, this portrait of John Z. DeLorean covers the enigmatic automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking fall from grace. Interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family who knew him best are interspersed with dramatized vignettes, including a performance by Alec Baldwin – as they all endeavor in their own ways to uncover the real DeLorean.
“We are so honored to have the opportunity to explore the complex character of John Z. DeLorean with the legendary Alec Baldwin. As longtime fans, we cannot wait to see DeLorean through the lens of Alec’s immense talent and sharp intellect. We’re confident this collaboration will lead to an exciting film about a mysterious, misunderstood automotive icon,” said Argott and Joyce.
“One of the original intentions of the project was to dissect John DeLorean via traditional documentary research and by exploring previously un-produced John DeLorean narrative projects that never got off the ground,“ said Ardon. “With the help of Alec Baldwin transformed into John DeLorean, we can achieve that original goal in a very meta way where fact and fiction intertwine.”
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