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Gran Turismo Gets Real in August (Trailer)

Taking a cue from the recent Tetris movie, the upcoming movie version of Gran Turismo is based on true events and tells the story of professional race driver Jann Mardenborough, who won a Gran Turismo competition in 2011 to become a member of Team Nissan.  Archie Madekwe, recently seen in See, Midsommar, and Voyagers, plays Mardenborough, who is a Gran Turismo superfan but his dreams of actually becoming a real-life race driver seem impossible until he finds out about the Gran Turismo “GT Academy” competition and joins the group competing for a shot at translating their video game skills to a real car.  Orland Bloom plays marketing executive Danny Moore, based on real-life GT Academy founder Danny Cox, while David Harbour plays Jack Salter, who’s tasked with training the gamers and turning them into real drivers.  Djimon Hounsou and Geri Halliwell co-star as Jann’s parents.  Neill Blomkamp is directing, moving away from his more sci-fi and horror-focused projects but hopefully, he’ll be able to deliver some cool and exciting racing sequences.  Gran Turismo is out on August 11th and you can check out the trailer below.

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