It's being reported that Michael Keaton has joined the cast of the movie adaptation of Need for Speed. Based on the EA game of the same name, Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper are starring in the film, which is being directed by Scott Waugh.
Keaton will play a reclusive and eccentric host of an underground auto race where he invites the best drivers from around the world. The story will focus on an ex-con participating in a cross-country race while he is being targeted by gangsters.
Already cast are Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malik and Harrison Gilbertson. George Gatins penned the screenplay, while his brother John Gatins will produce with Mark Sourian and Patrick O’Brien.