Michael Keaton joins Need For Speed

Signs on for the Dreamworks adaptation

Dreamworks’ Need For Speed adaptation has received a welcome dose of supporting star power with the announcement that Michael Keaton has signed on to join the cast.

Adapted from the EA tarmac-shredding videogame, Need For Speed will focus on Aaron Paul’s aspiring street-racer who partners up with a wealthy backer (Dominic Cooper), who ends up framing him and landing him in prison.

After a spell behind bars, our hero joins a New York to Los Angeles road race to get even. However, his rival is wise to the plan and takes out a massive bounty on his head… just to up the stakes a little more!

According to THR, Keaton will play a “reclusive and eccentric host of an underground supercar race where he invites the best drivers from around the world”. He isn’t named Bruce, is he?

Directed by Scott Waugh and co-starring Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi and Ramon Rodriguez, Need For Speed will open in the US on 7 February 2014.

Are you excited about Need For Speed? Tell us, below!

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    • alexr

      Feb 6th 2013, 13:25

      Hmmmm. Sounds...riveting.

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    • SiMan

      Feb 6th 2013, 14:24

      Keaton is one actor i wished had been in more films - he's always quality. Anyone have any other favourite actors/actresses who hasn't done the Sam Jackson film and appeared in a dozen films per year?

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