Alec Baldwin and his SNL “Donald Trump” hair and makeup team have committed to XYZ Films’ upcoming untitled John DeLorean documentary. Baldwin will play DeLorean in a “series of scripted scenes” in the documentary which is currently in production. Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce are directing, and Tamir Ardon is producing.
“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,” said Alec Baldwin.
“One of the original intentions of the project was to dissect John DeLorean via traditional documentary research and by exploring previously un-produced John DeLorean narrative projects that never got off the ground, “ added producer Ardon. “With the help of Alec Baldwin transformed into John DeLorean, we can achieve that original goal in a very meta way where fact and fiction intertwine.”
“We are so honored to have the opportunity to explore the complex character of John Z. DeLorean with the legendary Alec Baldwin. 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,” stated co-directors Argott and Joyce.
The Details: A documentary fused with narrative scenes, this portrait of John Z. DeLorean covers the enigmatic automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking fall from grace. Interviews with colleagues, employees, lawyers, friends and family who knew him best are interspersed with dramatized vignettes, including a performance by Alec Baldwin – as they all endeavor in their own ways to uncover the real DeLorean.