Hip-hop artist Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi joins Aaron Paul for DreamWorks' upcoming racing film; Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, and Harrison Gilbertson also on board.
The Need for Speed movie has landed another high-profile actor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi has signed on to DreamWorks' racing movie, joining Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul.
Other actors recently confirmed for roles in the Need for Speed flick include Ramon Rodriguez (Battle Los Angeles, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Rami Malek (Night at the Museum, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part II), and Harrison Gilbertson (Beneath Hill 60, Accidents Happen).
In addition, English actor Dominic Cooper (Captain America, Band of Brothers) will play a leading role in the film. He has been cast as Dino, an ex-Nascar driver who uses his wealthy connections to establish a car-modifying business.
Rounding out the announced cast members thus far is Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, Fright Night), who will reportedly play the role of an "exotic car dealer" for the film.
Directing the Need for Speed film will be Scott Waugh, who's best known for helming Act of Valor, a military movie starring active-duty US Navy SEALs. Possibly more relevant to the Need for Speed project will be Waugh's experience on stunt crews for dozens of films, including Torque, The Italian Job, and Biker Boyz.
Waugh will be filming a screenplay penned by George Gatins, the executive producer of DreamWorks' 2010 comedy She's Out of My League. Gatins developed the Need for Speed film's story with his brother John, who is producing the film and also wrote the scripts for Real Steel and Flight
I liked him in How To Make It In America on HBO and he is one of the best in the music industry today. I'm all for this.
Guess within the movie you'll see him doing like he says in his hit rap track "Switchin' lanes" ----> " You can catch me, SWITCHIN' LANES (LANES), SWITCHIN' LANES (LANES), SWITCHIN' LANES (LANES)!!!" XD
I've never seen him act in anything, but I guess it's a good start since DreamWorks does make some good films.
i just hope the movie is really about racing and tuning instead of chasing and fighting for girls or undercover cop or anything else we have seen in F&F movies...
Now we will test if NFS has enough brand power to survive this..... Street fighter and Mario anyone????
Like, wow! That cast of acclaimed actors makes The Fast and the Furious seem like a B-movie about fast cars... oh wait.
Good for Kudi! Love his music. Good stuff, compared to the crap all these ignorant sheep listen to on the radio.
@erix43 Most everything has gone to hell in the rap genre after 2004...and that's being generous. Don't kid yourself.
A Need for Speed movie is just like Fast and Furious in the end. I am highly skeptical about this...
Oh wow, who are you again? Exactly. No one knows you, but this guy is a great abstract hip hop artist. Listen to em, dummy.
@CUDGEdave ...Oh you know Aaron Paul from one of the best shows on TV, and Kid Cudi, one of the best hip hop artists around. Listen to some of his free mixtapes he releases. He's always honest in his lyrics, and tries to change it up by adding rock elements (his album WZRD)
Who are you?
@enartloc his shit is not even hip-hop. This guys just another fucking untalented no-name straight out of Americas untalented bunch of fucking losers who got famous from nothing like 90% of the fucking ''Stars'' out there nowadays. This generation is a fucking disgrace to humanity and this ''Kid cudi'' cancerous trash is part of it.
@GamerOuTLaWz @enartloc wow I hate this generation, kid cudis music is incredible and is in fact hip-hop, how could it not be hip-hop? Have you ever heard it? What else could it be? He has a lot of talent in music and in fact is not a bad actor (how to make it in America) what's your your talent? Being a giant troll just looking for places to spew the raw seeping sewage that is your incredibly uninformed opinion
What the hell are you talking about? There is no acting found in need for speed yet. MORON. Keep your mouth shut if you have nothing to smart to say. Grow up.
@ahpuck Did you just call Aaron Paul a "crappy" actor?
Not really sure how i feel about a Need For Speed movie. Guess time will tell. I'd like to atleast see some kind of trailer in the near future....
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