Neil Blomkamp‘s upcoming Gran Turismo film has seemingly expanded its cast. In The Hollywood Reporter’s latest Heat Vision newsletter, it’s been shared that the PlayStation franchise adaptation has added a few more stars to its cast.
Djimon Hounsou has been cast in the film alongside Naomi‘s Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, and Thomas Kretschman, who will appear in the next Indiana Jones entry. That’s not all, as former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell-Horner has also been cast. She will be playing the mother of Archie Madekwe‘s character with Hounsou set as the father.
Puig is set to tackle the role of his brother with Stradowski set as the big rival for the film. So, it seems like most of the main cast has been set as the movie is already busy filming in Hungary. The story will follow a young teen getting the opportunity of a lifetime, as his gaming skills end up giving him the opportunity to become a professional racer.
PlayStation has been very focused on establishing its core franchises beyond its gaming medium. So, while some projects are more straightforward by tackling the original game in a new format like The Last Of Us, Gran Turismo is taking a very different direction. It’ll stand out by exploring this true story of Jann Mardenborough to showcase what gaming can do for people.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter