Alec Baldwin is set to play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes for a new and currently untitled documentary for XYZ Films. Baldwin make-up team for his appearances as Donald Trump on SNL are also joining him.
DeLorean was a young executive VP at General Motors where he developed the Pontiac GTO and Firebird, along with the creation of his own company and the DeLorean DMC-12 – famous for its “Back to the Future” appearance.
In 1982 he was arrested on charges of drug trafficking to help his faltering auto company but was later freed two years later after a court ruled he was a victim of government entrapment.
Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce (“The Art of the Steal”) are helming the picture and supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast and these scenes will be interspersed in between interviews with DeLorean’s colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family.
Tamir Ardon will produce and Sundance Selects will distribute the film sometime in 2018.
Source: XYZ Films