What: Movie about young getaway driver
When it filmed here: April 2016
Release date: June 28, 2017
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James
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When it filmed here: February 2016
Release date: Oct. 27, 2017
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When it filmed here: January 2016
When it aired: Within a month or two of filming
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The former Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville is making its way onto movie screens across the country this week.
It was transformed into a post office for a scene in “Baby Driver,” a film starring Ansel Elgort as the title character, a young getaway driver. The movie also features Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal and Lily James. Its official release date was Wednesday, though it rolled out with a couple of showings Tuesday night.
Heather Taylor, listing agent and property manager for the bank, managed by 111 Green Street LLC, said she heard Spacey and Foxx had their own trailers on set during the Gainesville filming, though she couldn’t say for sure if that was the case.
Regardless, it’s now easily the most well-known movie out of three major productions to use the bank for filming.
“This is a big project with actors that people know,” Taylor said Tuesday. “It’s great.”
She was surprised when she arrived at the old bank as it was being set up for the scene. She said that’s when she realized it was being used as a post office instead of a bank.
Taylor said the production company took exterior shots of the bank and is using CGI to make the street look more busy like Atlanta.
“You won’t recognize it from the outside,” she said.
Taylor, who said she goes to the movies a couple of times a month, said she has convinced her mother and others who don’t usually go to movie theaters to join her this weekend as they keep an eye out for the former Gainesville bank in “Baby Driver.”
“It was just a fun experience, and we appreciate that they chose Gainesville and they chose our building,” Taylor said.