Alec Baldwin has signed on to portray motoring engineer and executive John DeLorean in an upcoming documentary by XYZ Films.
The production is already underway, directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, with the narrative scenes starring Baldwin as DeLorean will be shot very soon.
In a statement about the project, Balwin said:
“Sheena Joyce and Don Argott are two of the most intelligent and creative filmmakers that I’ve come across over the last many years. Their documentary, The Art of the Steal, is among my favorites of all time and I look forward to collaborating with them on their inventive take on the life of John DeLorean.”
In order to transform 59-year-old Baldwin into DeLorean, the film’s producers have enlisted the help of the hair and make-up team from Saturday Night Live, who frequently work with Baldwin when he makes appearances on the show as President Donald Trump.
This documentary will look at DeLorean’s rise to fame as a General Motors engineer, as well as the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company. Throughout his career, DeLorean designed a number of vehicles, such as the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Grand Prix and the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car (of Back to the Future fame), but he faced production delays with the DMC-12, and by 1981 his factory was placed in receivership when he failed to recoup its $175 million investment costs.
Along with Baldwin’s narrative scenes, the documentary will feature interviews with the automaker’s lawyers, colleagues, friends and family.
Directors Argott and Joyce said of the project:
“As longtime fans, we cannot wait to see DeLorean through the lens of Alec’s immense talent and sharp intellect. We’re confident this collaboration will lead to an exciting film about a mysterious, misunderstood automotive icon.”
A release date has not been announced.