Playstation Studios is kicking it into high gear with its many adaptions of beloved game franchises from its library. Spread amongst an array of different platforms, which includes films and television shows, fans will get to experience some of their favorite projects all over again. Quite recently the development of Sony’s live-action Gran Turismo film has made a lot of progress. It has recently begun to get its cast together, recently adding Stranger Things actor David Harbour in a leading role.
The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that the film has found its next star in Orlando Bloom, who’ll be jumping into the passenger seat. The film is set to follow Harbour as a retired racer who begins to teach a young teen, played by See actor Archie Madekwe, how to drive. Bloom is set to play an eager marketing exec set on selling racing as a sport.
The film is set to be directed by Neill Blomkamp whose best known for his work on District 9, Chappie, and Elysium with a script from Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. The project is based on a true story in which a teenage Gran Turismo player used his skills to win a series of Nissan racing competitions and went on to become a professional racecar driver.
No other casting on the project has been announced but filming is set to begin sometime next week in Europe with an August 11th, 2023 release date currently in place for the project.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter