Aaron Paul and Michael Keaton star in the new Need For Speed trailer

Aaron Paul in Need For Speed

With the success of the Fast and Furious franchise, it’s amazing there haven’t been more copycats.  But for the most part, Fast and Furious has been able to walk away with the fast car genre for several years.  Well, if Jesse Pinkman Aaron Paul has anything to say about it, his NEED FOR SPEED adaptation will change things.  Albeit in virtually the exact same fashion that FAST AND FURIOUS did it.  Although the film looks like something we’ve seen six times before, it still looks fun.  What can I say?  I like cars.  NEED FOR SPEED stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton, Imogen Poots, Dakota Johnson, Rami Malek, Kid Cudi and Han Soto. The Scott Waugh directed film hits theaters on March 14th, 2014.

The official NEED FOR SPEED synopsis: The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time—one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)—who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side—reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter. Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race—the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

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