David Harbour, who portrays Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things, is reportedly set to star in Sony’s movie adaptation of the Gran Turismo racing game series. Deadline was the first to report. Additionally, See actor Archie Madekwe has been cast as the lead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is directing from a screenplay reportedly written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylan. PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad, and Dana Brunetti will serve as producers.
The plot synopsis for the film reads, “Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.” While it might seem strange to adapt a video game and not use its plot–it’s worth mentioning that as a racing game, Gran Turismo doesn’t have a plot.
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Author: Eddie Makuch