Dominic Cooper has quite a good thing going as a supporting character in big summer movies, as he’s popped up in the likes of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Captain America: The First Avenger, and now Variety reports he’s in talks for director Scott Waugh’s videogame adaptation Need for Speed.
The movie is about an underground race car driver (Aaron Paul) who owns a shop that modifies sports cars for racing. He is framed for the murder of his best friend, who died during a race, and upon his release from prison he seeks revenge. Dominic Cooper will play a former NASCAR driver who now owns a high-end shop that rebuilds race cars.
Imogen Poots is in also in talks to play the female lead. When news of her involvement was first revealed, there were no character details, but it’s now been revealed that she will play an exotic car dealer who works with both Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper’s characters.
It isn’t known when production will begin, but Need for Speed is due to hit cinemas February 7th, 2014.