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Aaron Paul Takes Lead In Need For Speed Movie

by Jim Reilly on Oct 15, 2012 at 09:30 AM

DreamWorks Studios and EA announced Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame has been cast as the lead role in the upcoming Need for Speed film. The two-time Emmy winner also appeared in Smashed, The Last House on the Left, Mission: Impossible III, and HBO’s Big Love.

"Need for Speed is one of the most action-packed entertainment experiences you can find," said Electronic Arts EVP Patrick Soderlund. "The newest game, ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ and the upcoming film take the action to all new heights.

"Like the game series itself, the cast for the movie needs to be edgy and cool. Aaron Paul is a rising star -- a great choice for the film lead. We're looking forward to announcing the rest of the actors that will bring this racing franchise to the big screen."

The movie is not based on any one game in the series. George Gatins and John Gatins developed the story with George writing the feature’s screenplay, EA said.

The Need for Speed film is scheduled to release on February 7, 2014.