The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Djimon Hounsou and Geri Halliwell-Horner are the latest names to join the cast for the film adaptation of the popular video game franchise Gran Turismo at Sony Pictures.
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.
The same report also states that Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski and Thomas Kretschmann have also joined the cast. Djimon Hounsou (whose recent credits include A Quiet Place: Part II and The King’s Man) and Geri Halliwell-Horner (known for being Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls) will be playing the roles of the teenager’s parents. Daniel Puig (whose credits include Naomi and The Bar) will be playing the role of the teenage player’s brother. Josha Stradowski (whose credits include The Wheel of Time and High Flyers) will be playing the role of the rival driver, while Thomas Kretschmann (whose credits include Das Boot and Biohackers) will be playing his father.
The film, which is currently shooting in Hungary, 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.
The new additions will join a cast that includes David Harbour, Archie Madekwe, Orlando Bloom and Darren Barnet.
Gran Turismo is scheduled for cinematic release on the 11th August 2023.