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Dominic Cooper Might Join The Cast Of ‘Need For Speed’

Submitted by on November 7, 2012 – 11:00 am Comments

Fans of Dominic Cooper rejoice, as he might soon join the cast of ‘Need for Speed’ a movie based on the videogame of the very same name. Cooper is in talks to play the main lead in the film. The game itself never being based around any storyline to speak of, it always seemed an odd property to adapt for the big screen, but screenwriters George and John Gatins have apparently got a script in place.

Reportedly, the movie will be about an underground racecar driver who owns a garage that modifies expensive cars to make them faster for racing. Framed and sent to prison when his best friend is murdered during a race, he seeks revenge upon his release. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul will be playing the racecar driver while Cooper will play an ex-NASCAR driver named Dino who helps create business connections between the wealthy and places that rebuild and modify “supercars.” It was reported earlier this week that Imogen Poots is also in talks for the movie, playing the female lead who works as an exotic car dealer.

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For the uninitiated, Need for Speed (NFS) is a series of racing video games. The series released its first title, The Need for Speed in 1994. Initially, Need for Speed was exclusive to the fifth generation video game consoles, eventually featuring in all seventh generation consoles by 2008. The titles consist of racing with different cars on various tracks, with some titles including police pursuits in races. Since Need for Speed: Underground, the series has integrated car body customization into gameplay. Need for Speed is the most successful racing video game series in the world, and one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. As of October 2009, over 100 million copies of games in the Need for Speed series have been sold.

Coming back to Dominic Cooper, he is an English actor. He has worked in TV, film, theatre and radio, in productions including Mamma Mia!, The Duchess, The History Boys, The Devil’s Double, and Captain America: The First Avenger. As far as ‘Need for Speed’ is concerned, it will open in the US on 7 February 2014.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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