We’ve seen a number of automakers come and go over the years, but none of them have flamed out quite like the DeLorean Motor Company.
The story of its founder, John DeLorean, is coming to movie theaters later this year and it promises to different than your typical automotive flick. As IFC Flims notes, Framing John DeLorean combines “money, power, politics, drugs, scandal and fast cars.”
The nearly two hour movie recounts the life and times of John DeLorean as it takes a look at his “meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors” and his passion for performance which helped lead to the development of the Pontiac GTO.
Despite finding success at GM, DeLorean left the company in 1973 and founded the DeLorean Motor Company. Famed for its iconic sports car which was featured in the Back to the Future franchise, the DeLorean Motor Company quickly ran into problems including production delays and financial issues.
Needing to find cash fast, DeLorean found himself ensnared in a federal investigation targeting drug traffickers. He was arrested in 1982 for conspiring to traffic cocaine and was filmed discussing the deal with undercover agents. DeLorean was eventually acquitted, but the scandal had a devastating impact on him and his company went bankrupt.
Framing John DeLorean hits theaters and video-on-demand on June 7th and features a “treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin.” IMDb also says the film stars Morena Baccarin (Cristina Ferrare), Josh Charles (Bill Collins) and Dean Winters (John Valestra).
H/T to The Drive