Cast, plot, release date and more about the video game adaptation
The hit video game will be adapted for the big screen with David Harbor and Orlando Bloom on board. Here, find out everything we know so far, like the cast, plot, release date, and more.
Gran Turismo was one of the most popular races video games. Since the franchise’s debut in 1997, it has sold more than 85 million units worldwide. So, after the great success of another video game film adaptation like Unexploredit’s no surprise that the game is being ported to the movies.
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions will be behind the adaptation, which will begin production, according to The Hollywood Reporter, next week in Hungary. The storyline is based on a true story, in which a teenage GT fan becomes a real professional racing driver through his gaming skills.
The screenplay is written by Jason Hall, who worked on American Sniper, and Zach Baylin, whose most recent project is King Richard. Here, find out everything we know about the feature, including the full cast, release date, and more.
Gran Turismo: What’s the plot?
As we said before, the story will follow a Gran Turismo player who, thanks to his video game talent, wins a series of Nissan competitions to become a true professional racing driver.
Cast of Gran Turismo: Who is attached to the project?
Two very famous faces are part of the cast: Stranger Things’ David Harbor and Pirates of the Caribbean Orlando Bloom. Meanwhile, Midsommar’s ARchie Madekwe will play the main role. Never have I ever made an escape Darren Barnet is also attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harbor will play the retired driver which teaches Madekwe’s character how to drive, while Bloom will be a marketing executive. Barnet will be a top-ranked GT Academy racer.
Gran Turismo release date: When is it coming out?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony plans to release the film on August 11, 2023. It will be a picture-exclusive theatrical release, which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, best known for his sci-fi films such as District 9 and Elysium.