Ansel Elgort To Portray JFK

By Creative Media Times

TriStar Pictures

Ahead of his high profile role as Baby in tomorrow’s critically acclaimed “Baby Driver”, Ansel Elgort is set to portray a young John F. Kennedy in the upcoming drama “Mayday 109”, this according to Deadline.

Mayday 109 tells the true life story of JFK’s heroism during his time with the Navy in WWII when a boat he captained was attacked and sunk by the Japanese. The film has been in development since 2015. The story was also previously featured in a 1963 movie starring Cliff Robertson, PT 109.

Here’s a statement from Thunder Road Pictures founder Basil Iwanyk:

“We could not be more excited about Ansel coming aboard. Not only is he a tremendous actor, he embodies the charisma, athleticism and looks of a young JFK. We love that this is not a biopic nor a film about politics. This is simply a riveting and unbelievable tale that very few people know – about a young man who was a hero long before becoming the iconic 35th President of the United States. With Ansel, we’ve found our perfect JFK.”

‘Driver’ has been receiving some of the best reviews of the year since debuting at South by Southwest earlier this year. It is currently at 98% on RT as of today. Directed by “Edgar Wright”(Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Baby Driver opens tomorrow, June 28.