Hollywood has been trying to tell the story of John DeLorean, the creator of the famous, winged “Back to the Future” car, for decades. But Nick Hamm, director of the new film “Driven,” finally found a way to make it work.

DeLorean in the ’80s was implicated in a sting operation when FBI informant James Timothy Hoffman approached him to ask about setting up a cocaine deal. But the case was a set up, and DeLorean was eventually cleared of drug charges.

“This is a man who created his downfall through a huge act of hubris,” Hamm told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at TIFF. “How did he get involved in a terrible FBI entrapment with an absolute lowlife scumbag who was part of his weird social circle?”

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