Based on the successful racing video game franchise, DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” transports the thrill of the game in a real-world setting. Starring Paul, Johnson, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, and Dominic Cooper, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption.
In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Paul) — who, with his team, skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side — reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.
Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race — the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Check out the first look photo of Paul and Mescudi above, and Cooper and Johnson below:
“Need for Speed” hits theaters March 14, 2014.