With Breaking Bad‘s final season less than a year away, Aaron Paul is quickly following in the footsteps of his meth-dealing mentor Bryan Cranston by booking film roles fast and furious. And his first major Hollywood blockbuster will indeed follow suit, as Entertainment Weekly reports on the casting.
The outlet us know that Paul has signed on to the DreamWorks feature Need For Speed, a racing film based on the popular videogame series. Set to be directed by Scott Waugh (one-half of the Act of Valor duo), the script has been under the supervision of George and John Gatins (Real Steel, Flight). While no story details have been unearthed yet, it’s only said that Need for Speed will take its narrative cues from “the entire series rather than one of the individual games.”
Although I’m not sold on the source material, hopefully Paul can give a boost to the project. He recently had an excellent supporting turn in the drama Smashed and will be seen next year in two indie dramas A Long Way Down and Decoding Annie Parker. If this huge action vehicle means more exposure for the star, then I look forward to seeing him hit the pedal to the metal.
Need for Speed lands on February 7th, 2014.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
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