Dominic Cooper has got a need… a need to be in the “Need for Speed” movie.
He’s the latest actor to consider joining the upcoming video game adaptation that is going to be based on EA’s popular game franchise. Variety has the news, reporting that the “Captain America: The First Avenger” star is in talks for a role in the movie.
He’ll be joining Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in the film, which we’re guessing is going to feel like something out of the “Fast and the Furious” series. Though it’s not going to be based on one game in particular, it’s been reported that “Need for Speed” is going to stay very true to the franchise that it’s based on.
In addition to the casting news, we’ve learned a bit more about what “Need for Speed” is going to be about. Paul is to play a racer who also runs a garage that upgrade race cars (the perfect venue for him to create his own dream vehicle, we’re guessing). The best friend of Paul’s character is murdered during a race and Paul gets wrongly charged and sent to prison over the crime. He later leaves looking for revenge.
Cooper will play a man named Dino who is a major businessman in the world of car upgrades, while Poots could portray an “exotic car dealer” who works with both Paul and Cooper’s characters.
“Act of Valor” helmer Scott Waugh is directing “Need for Speed” of a script from George and John Gatins. The movie is going to be an original premise, and not one directly related to any of the previously released “Need for Speed” games. This movie is said to be targeting a 2014 release date.
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