Dreamworks Studios in association with the Bandito Brothers are currently in production on the upcoming Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures racing adventure feature film, ”Need for Speed”. The upcoming motion picture is based on the Electronic Arts video game franchise, one of the most successful racing video game series in the world, and also one of the most successful video game franchises in the history of video games.
casting directors are conducting auditions for the films starring and co-starring roles.
According to sources, casting directors are conducting auditions for the films “Starring and co-starring roles. All of the film’s extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be cast in Atlanta, GA” where shooting is currently scheduled to take place from February 25, 2013 through June 3, 2013.
According to Computer and Video Games, the big screen version is described as a “fast paced, high octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise”
“Need for Speed” tells the story of an underground racecar driver who customizes expensive cars in a garage he owns. During a race, his best friend is murdered and he is then framed for the crime. But, after spending time in prison for a crime he did not commit, he is on a mission to payback all the people that are responsible for framing him.
Starring in “Need for Speed” is two time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Aaron Paul as the racecar driver who is framed for his best friends murder. Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series “Breaking Bad”. It is interesting to note that Aaron Paul as discovered in 1996 at the International Modeling and talent association competition in Los Angeles.
British actress and model Imogen Poots has been cast in the role of the beautiful car dealer. Imogen Poots previously worked on the feature film “A Long Way Down”, in which she starred opposite Aaron Paul.
Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Dominic Cooper is scheduled to play the role of ex- NASCAR driver Dino.
Filmmaker Scott Waugh from “Act of Valor” will direct the movie, with a target production date of early 2013. The Brothers George and John Gatins have developed an original story for the film that is not actually based on any individual game.
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Extras Casting will be announced later, but we will make sure to keep you updated on any and all upcoming casting opportunities for this upcoming “Need for Speed” motion picture.