The cast of the Gran Turismo film adaptation continues to grow, with Archie Madekwe joining the cast according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Madekwe, who has previously appeared in Midsommar, Voyagers, and See, will star opposite David Harbour, who was just announced as one of the stars this week. Madekwe will play a teenager who, with help from Harbour’s character, uses his gaming skills to win a series of Nissan competitions and becomes an actual professional race car driver.
Originally released in 1997, the Gran Turismo franchise has gone on to become one of the most popular racing video game properties ever, known for its meticulous level of detail and realism. Gran Turismo 7 is the latest game in the franchise, releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in March of this year. The game received high scores from the reviewing press and impressed fans with its attention to detail and its expansive gameplay options. It was criticized for the grind needed to get its vehicles, but Polyphony Digital has slowly been addressing those concerns.
Sony’s stable of gaming properties is making headway in Hollywood as part of a renewed push for video game adaptions on TV and the big screen. Uncharted hit theaters earlier this year and, despite some tepid reviews, made over $400 million at the box office. Sony is also adapting The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Twisted Metal into TV series.