It’s been revealed that Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has signed on to take the lead role in DreamWorks’ planned videogame-to-movie adaptation, Need for Speed. Back in July Taylor Kitsch was offered the role, although a deal never materialised and now Aaron’s got the role.
The project will be adapted from the Electronic Arts video games, although it won’t be based on one specific game in particular. Dreamworks hopes to launch a franchise similar to The Fast and the Furious series, but with built-in brand name recognition from the games. Not much is knwon about Paul’s character, although presumably he’ll be a driver of some sorts.
Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is directing from a screenplay by John Gatins (Real Steel) and George Gatins. It isn’t known when it might shoot. (Source: EW)