IFC Films dropped the first trailer for Framing John DeLorean on Wednesday.
The inventor and executive found fame as a disruptor of the car industry and then much greater fame when he was seemingly caught on camera by federal agents agreeing to finance a cocaine smuggling operation.
That remarkable tale is now detailed in Framing John DeLorean, a part-documentary, part-dramatization which stars Alec Baldwin as DeLorean, Morena Baccarin as his wife Cristina Ferrare, and Josh Charles as DeLorean’s business partner, Bill Collins.
Combining archival footage with a more traditional biopic approach featuring Baldwin sporting massive, jet-black eyebrows and a mop of gray hair, Framing John DeLorean is the first feature film about a man whose name dominated headlines in the 1980s.
Here’s how Sundance Selects describes it: “For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.”
The movie will receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and then open in select theaters, June 7.