David Harbour cast in PlayStation Gran Turismo movie
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, David Harbour has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the PlayStation video game Gran Turismo. This news comes on the heels of his casting in Marvel’s Thunderbolts. The film will be produced by Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, and Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will serve as the film’s director. Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin will serve as the film’s writers (King Richard).
The film will follow a teenage gamer who, through playing the games, wins several Nissan competitions, which leads to his becoming a genuine race car driver. The film will be based on the true story of a gamer who participated in the video game franchise. In the film adaptation of Gran Turismo, David Harbour will play an experienced race car driver who serves as a role model for the young protagonist. Executive producing duties will be shared between Hall and the game’s original designer, Kazunori Yamauchi. The movie is going to be produced by Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad, and Dana Brunetti.
The inclusion of David Harbour in the Gran Turismo adaptation is just one component of PlayStation’s overall strategy to port its games to new platforms. A film adaptation of the action-adventure video game franchise Uncharted, created by Naughty Dog and starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, was released earlier this year. The Last of Us, a video game that was also created by Naughty Dog and is currently being adapted for a television show that will premiere in 2023 by HBO, The Ghost of Tsushima is going to be directed by Chad Stahelski, who was the director of John Wick, while Anthony Mackie is going to star in the television adaptation of Twisted Metal.
David Harbour continues to amass acting roles, and his most recent one is for the video game Gran Turismo. After making his debut in Black Widow, he agreed to appear in Thunderbolts alongside Florence Pugh and other Marvel veterans to continue playing the role of the Red Guardian. The film is scheduled for release on July 26, 2024. It has been confirmed that he will be appearing in the final season of Stranger Things. Some of the other upcoming projects that he will be working on include We Have a Ghost, The Trashers, and My Dentist’s Murder Trial.