John DeLorean, father of the Pontiac GTO and the DeLorean DMC-12, had that's ready to be made into a feature film...or documentary. Or perhaps both? IFC Films is making a documentary about DeLorean's life peppered with dramatic reenactments starring Alec Baldwin as the man himself.
Framing John DeLorean, as the title suggests, will focus on the struggles of the DeLorean Motor Company and how they led to DeLorean's 1982 drug bust. DeLorean successfully argued that he was entrapped by the FBI and was acquited in 1984, but by that point, his car company was dead and his reputation in tatters, never to recover.
The film also stars Alec Baldwin as himself, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the actor trying to understand DeLorean. Clearly, Framing John DeLorean won't be like most biopics you've seen.
Producer Tamir Ardon told Jalopnik that his film presents "the real John DeLorean story," adding "my film sticks to facts and presents the story in a unique way by those who knew DeLorean best and is unbiased." Ardon actually knew DeLorean later in his life, so he should understand the man's perspective quite well. The film also features DeLorean's daughter, Kathryn, and adopted son Zach in interviews.
Framing John DeLorean is set to premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and will be available in theaters and on demand on June 7th.