LOS ANGELES — Judy Greer’s latest two projects are at the opposite ends of the acting scale. She stars in the based-on-a-true-story film “Driven,” out Friday, and then can be seen in the second season of the Showtime series “Kidding” when it returns Nov. 3. One is about a genius who reaches too far, the other about a genius who’s losing his grip.
“Driven” is set in the early 1980s when the automobile world’s mastermind, John DeLorean (Lee Pace), is trying to make his dream car a reality. When Delorean Motor Company begins to face massive financial problems, DeLorean turns to some questionable people to help save the business. The desperation leads DeLorean to a plan to get involved with drug trafficking. What DeLorean doesn’t know is the plan is a sting operation by the FBI pitched by informant Jim Hoffman (Jason Sudeikis).