Taylor Kitsch has reportedly been offered the lead role in DreamWorks' Need for Speed. The studio denied an offer has been made, although insiders claim he is the only contender for the part.
Taylor Kitsch offered the lead in Need for Speed
We reported back in May that Scott Waugh has signed on to direct, from a screenplay written by brothers George Gatins and John Gatins. The project is adapted from the long-running Electronic Arts video game franchise, although no story details were given. DreamWorks is seeking to launch a franchise similar to the Fast & Furious series.
We reported last month that DreamWorks has set a 2014 release date, although it isn't known when production will begin.
Need for Speed comes to theaters February 7th, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson. The film is directed by Scott Waugh.