Imogen Poots Joins Aaron Paul in DreamWork's 'Need for Speed'

Posted 11:33 PM October 31st, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul

For those who want their racing movies to have a bit more racing and less of that drama stuff, you'll be glad to know that DreamWorks has you covered. The studio is turning Electronic Arts' video game Need for Speed into a movie for exotic cars aficionados.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul is on board to play the male lead, with Imogen Poots playing the female lead.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Poots will play an exotic car dealer who hooks up wealthy clients to those super cars. We can only assume that Paul is one of those clients or is someone who can convince Poots' character to part with one of the cars.

According to DreamWorks, Need for Speed will be "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" -- which pretty much means illegal street racing with Lamborghinis and Porsches.

DreamWorks is hoping to turn Need for Speed into a franchise, so if the first one is successful, look for sequels to come our way.

Need for Speed is to be directed by Act of Valor's Scott Waugh, and it is scheduled for release on February 7, 2014.

Binh Ngo's Latest Blog Entries:

Warner Bros. unveiled its superhero movies earlier this week and as expected, they will be centered on Justice League and its main members. We talk about that...
In a shareholders meeting early this week, Warner Bros. has revealed its slate of tentpoles in the coming years, and, as expected, it's heavy on superhero...
We thought Marvel had got their Sorcerer Supreme when Joaquin Phoenix entered "final talks" for the role back in August, but those talks are "dead dead dead,"...
According to TheWrap, Javier Bardem is in "early talks" to play one of the bad guys in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He would play Captain...
The third Ghostbusters won't be a sequel, but a complete reboot led by a female cast. We discuss that and more on this week's Download.

Need For Speed Photo Gallery

More Need For Speed News