Alex Holmes Helms DeLorean Biopic

Alex Holmes (TV’s “House of Saddam,” “Dunkirk”) has been hired to direct a biopic of car designer John DeLorean for Time Inc. Studios and XYZ Films says the trades.

The story follows how the auto industry maverick’s glamorous life came crashing down when he was caught in an FBI drug trafficking sting, only to be acquitted on grounds of entrapment.

Holmes developed the script with co-writer Rob Warr and envisions the film as a tragedy-laced crime thriller. Various sources, such as Hillel Levin’s book “Grand Delusions”, were used in its construction while DeLorean’s son Zachary will work closely with the filmmakers to give an accurate account of the man’s life.

Tamir Ardon will produce. Holmes is attached to two other projects, a Pablo Escobar biopic for 2929 Prods. and an adaptation of Jed Rubenfeld’s novel “The Interpretation of Murder” for Warners.