Gran Turismo Film Casts Djimon Hounsou, Spice Ladies’ Geri Halliwell-Horner – The Hollywood Reporter

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Djimon Hounsou, at present on display screen with Black Adam, and former Spice Lady Geri Halliwell-Horner have joined the solid of Gran Turismo, Sony Photos and PlayStation Productions’ function adaptation of the best-selling racing online game.

Daniel Puig, one of many stars of CW’s DC sequence, Naomi, Josha Stradowski (Amazon’s The Wheel of Time) and German actor Thomas Kretschman, who shall be seen within the upcoming Indiana Jones film, have additionally jumped into the quick lane for film, which is already capturing in Hungary.

David Harbour and Archie Madekwe are starring within the manufacturing, which additionally counts Orlando Bloom and Darren Barnett on the roll name. Neill Blomkamp, finest recognized for sci-fi films equivalent to District 9 and Elysium, is directing.

With a script by Jason Corridor (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard) and based mostly on a real story, the challenge is described as the last word wish-fulfillment story of a teenage Gran Turismo participant whose gaming abilities gained him a sequence of Nissan competitions to change into an precise skilled race-car driver. Madekwe is taking part in the teenager whereas Harbour is a retired driver who teaches him to drive. 

Hounsou and Halliwell-Horner are taking part in the teenager’s mother and father whereas Puig his trouble. Stradowski is a rival driver with Kretschmann taking part in his father.

PlayStation Manufacturing’s Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad, and Dana Brunetti are producing. Sport creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Corridor are govt producing.

Sony Photos will launch the movie theatrically Aug. 11, 2023.

Hounsou, a two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, not too long ago appeared in A Quiet Place Half II. He shall be seen in subsequent 12 months’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods and not too long ago wrapped capturing Zack Snyder’s Insurgent Moon. He’s repped by CAA, the Safran Firm and Sloane Provide.

Turismo marks a really uncommon narrative display screen look for Halliwell-Horner, the English singer and songwriter who rose to prominence within the Nineties as Ginger Spice, a member of the woman group the Spice Ladies. The pop group bought over 100 million information and have become the best-selling feminine group of all time. The casting is smart, nonetheless, as Halliwell-Horner’s husband is a former racer and now staff principal of Crimson Bull’s System One staff. Halliwell-Horner can be a budding creator, having not too long ago secured a two ebook take care of Scholastic (UK) and Penguin (US) for a kids’s journey sequence titled Rosie Frost and the Falcon Queen. She is repped by CAA and Untitled.

Stradowski is repped by Favor Skills, Subtitle Expertise and Vary Media Companions. Puig is repped by CESD, Genuine Expertise and Literary Administration, and Jackoway Austen. Kretschmann is repped by APA, Myman Greenspan, and enterprise supervisor Dan Rivero. 

Daniel Puig Josha Stradowski Thomas Kretschmann

Sony; Jeff Spicer/Getty Photographs; Sony



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