On March 14th, DreamWorks will bring Need For Speed to theatres. Based on the popular EA video game franchise of the same name, the film stars Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall, a hard working auto mechanic who finds himself framed for a crime that he did not commit. After serving his time in prison, he sets out on to get revenge on the man who took away several years of his life.
Of course, fast cars, riveting races, gravity-defying stunts and excellent performances populate the film, making it an enjoyable thrill ride that should be able to bring in respectable box office numbers. After all, this is Aaron Paul’s first major lead role in a movie and his first on-screen appearance since Breaking Bad ended. His involvement alone will be enough to draw people into the theatre.
Last weekend, a press junket was held for Need for Speed in Los Angeles and we were lucky enough to attend. While there, we sat down with Paul and his co-stars (Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez and Scott Mescudi), as well as director Scott Waugh and stunt co-ordinator Lance Gilbert. They discussed with us how important it was to make the film feel real, what attracted them to the project, why they think audiences will enjoy it, and much more.
Check it out in the video below and be sure to catch Need for Speed when it zooms into theatres this Friday!