September 28, 2022

Stranger Issues actor David Harbor has signed on to star in Gran Turismo.

Sony is positioning the movie as a wish-fulfillment story about a teen enjoying Gran Turismo, whose gaming expertise received a sequence of Nissan competitions and have become a real skilled racing driver.

Harbor, who performed Jim Hopper within the Netflix sci-fi sequence and performed the Crimson Guardian in Black Widow, will play a retired driver who teaches a teen the way to drive in Gran Turismo, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.

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Neil Blomkamp (The Demon, Chappie, Elysium, District 9) is directing from a screenplay written by Jason Corridor (American Sniper) and Zach Bailin (King Richard).

The movie could also be primarily based on a GT Academy competitors run by Nissan and Sony between 2008 and 2016 that gave winners a spot in Nissan’s driver improvement program.

One in all GT Academy’s most notable real-life success tales is British driver Jann Mardenborough, who received in 2011 and has since raced within the GP3 sequence, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Japan’s Tremendous GT sequence.

Asad Kyzylbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions are among the many movie’s producers, with Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi serving as govt producer.

“As one of many oldest and most beloved PlayStation franchises, it is nice to accomplice with Columbia Photos once more to deliver Gran Turismo to life in an thrilling manner,” Kyzylbash mentioned. “We will not look ahead to viewers to see Neal’s imaginative and prescient of this inspiring true story of a gamer-turned-professional race automotive driver.”

Gran Turismo is slated for launch on August 11, 2023.

Along with the lately introduced God of Battle and Horizon sequence, PlayStation Productions is reportedly engaged on variations of Days Gone and Gravity Rush, amongst different initiatives.