Michael Keaton will play a race organizer in Need for Speed

  • Relaxnews, AFP
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  • Updated: Feb 13, 2013 13:14 IST
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Keaton has joined the cast of the cinema adaptation of the famous video game saga that began in 1994 on 3DO consoles.

DreamWorks studios has recruited Michael Keaton to star in Need for Speed. He will play an illegal car race organizer in this adaptation of the video games by sector giant Electronic Art, which will coproduce the movie.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul will play the hero in Need for Speed. Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Kid Cudi will also feature in this action thriller centered on a driving ace out for revenge after being cheated. 

Scott Waughn will direct the movie which is set to become the first of several instalments of a franchise similar to The Fast and Furious.

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