Shifting Into High Gear With Aaron Paul On The Set Of Need For Speed
There's something almost too apt about filming a movie called Need for Speed in the Motor City. Detroit shaped American car culture, and remains defined by it; the city is ringed by massive sturdy highways, and even in pedestrian-friendly downtown, the giant towers of the GM headquarters are the tallest buildings in sight. And, on one particular day last June, a roaring car engine brought Detroit's car culture back to screaming, thrilling life, right in the middle of town. The Mustang was having a very noisy homecoming on the set of Need for Speed.
We've already shared with you most of the details from our visit to the set of Need for Speed, which arrives in theaters on March 14. Now it's time to hear from the people behind it, starting with stars Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots, then moving on to director Scott Waugh (previously behind Act of Valor), screenwriter John Gatins (who worked alongside his brother, George) and producer Mark Sourian. Before any of that, though, check out the trailer for Need for Speed below.
Here's the film's official synopsis, to set the scene:
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
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