Dominic Cooper Has a ‘Need for Speed’

The actor will portray a former NASCAR driver who modifies sports cars in director Scott Waugh’s action-thriller.

Dominic Cooper joins the cast of Need for Speed
Dominic Cooper joins the cast of Need for Speed
Dominic Cooper (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger) is in talks for DreamWorks Pictures and director Scott Waugh's (Act of Valor) Need for Speed.

The story centers on an underground race car driver (Aaron Paul) who owns a shop that modifies sports cars for racing. He is framed for the murder of his best friend, who died during a race, and seeks revenge upon his release from prison. Dominic Cooper will play a former NASCAR driver who now owns a high-end shop that rebuilds race cars.

We reported last week that Imogen Poots is in talks to play the female lead, although no details were given for her character. Today, we have word that the actress will play an exotic car dealer who works with both Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper's characters.

Scott Waugh is directing from a screenplay by George Gatins, based on an idea the writer developed with his brother, John Gatins (Flight). It isn't known when production will begin on this high-octane thrill ride.

Need for Speed was released March 14th, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson. The film is directed by Scott Waugh.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (4)

  1. Replicant

    I'm starting to get really excited for this movie, probably because the las NFS game was so good!

    @skywise Agreed, he was terrific in that.

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx lol

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    The "Battleship" of the "Transformers".

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. skywise

    This is an amazing actor. The Devil's Double was unfairly overlooked by critics and audiences alike but this takes an amazing turn playing to roles.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    So do I, and I drive a sport SUV

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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