Jon Bernthal, who rose to fame after appearing in the first two seasons of The Walking Dead as Shane, has been added to the ensemble of the forthcoming action comedy BABY DRIVER. Bernthal joins Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey in the film, which is being written and directed by Hot Fuzz helmer Edgar Wright.
The story is centered on a young, talented getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Details of Bernthal’s role have not been revealed.
Bernthal recently appeared in the Oscar-nominated drama Sicario, opposite Emily Blunt. He will next be seen as Frank Castle aka The Punisher in season two of Netflix’s Daredevil.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor