Gran Turismo: Archie Madekwe Joins Cast For Film Adaptation Of Video Game Franchise At Sony

The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Archie Madekwe will star opposite David Harbour in the film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Gran Turismo at Sony Pictures.

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Based on a true story, the film is described as the ultimate wish-fulfilment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race-car driver.

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Archie Madekwe (whose credits include See and Midsommar) will be playing the lead teen in question.

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The film is being directed by Neill Blomkamp, with the script penned by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. Also serving as a producer from PlayStation Productions are Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, with Doug Belgrad and Dana Brunetti also producing. Game creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Jason Hall are executive producing.

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Gran Turismo is scheduled for cinematic release on the 11th August 2023.