Sony is turning up the gear to ensure they have the cast ready for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular gaming franchise Gran Turismo. They already have District 9 and Elysium director Neil Blomkamp attached to tackle the project and has already gathered quite the cast. With veterans David Harbour and Orlando Bloom, Sony’s upcoming racing film has also added See‘s Archie Madekwe in a leading position. Now it seems they have one more star to add to the list in Never Have I Ever‘s Darren Barnet.
Of course, the ongoing casting announcements are mostly due to production having already started in Hungary this week. They will adapt the film based on a script by American Sniper‘s Jason Hall and King Richard‘s Zach Baylin. While it’s an adaptation inspired by the video game, it’s also set to be based on a true story and acts as the ultimate wish-fulfillment for a fan of the video game getting his chance to actually start a career as a race car driver.
Madekwe will take on the role of the teenager, who got his chance at a group of Nissan competitions to make a dream come to life. Harbour will be the retired driver that teaches the kid with Bloom set to take on the role of the hungry marketing executive looking at the perfect PR scheme. Barnet’s role is seemingly someone who is at the top of the GT Academy and isn’t a big fan of the thought that some upstart might pass him.
Source: Hollywood Reporter