A Night of Need for Speed – And I Missed It.

Need for Speed Director Scott Waugh and stars Scott Mescudi  and Aaron Paul and fans!
Need for Speed Director Scott Waugh and stars Scott Mescudi and Aaron Paul and fans!

Last week a friend of mine, Joselin Mane posted an Instagram that he was seeing Need for Speed in Boston and Aaron Paul was there. I sort of made a cheeky comment and Joselin set me straight on this movie. He even invited me to attend with him and I wasn’t able to go, and I am kicking myself because it looks like a fun movie and now I have to wait for March 14. Check out this trailer.

It would have been so cool to have been there, Joselin even got to interview Aaron Paul! That is fantastic. It was all part of a media tour where Director Scott Waugh and stars Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi met with fans at screenings across the country in markets including Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, and New York. I have a couple of photos from the event but sadly, Joselin was not in them.

Need for Speed stars Aaron Paul Scott Mescudi and Director Scott Waugh
Need for Speed stars Aaron Paul Scott Mescudi and Director Scott Waugh

NEED FOR SPEED (In RealD, 3D and Other Large Formats)

Genre: Action
Rating: PG-13
U.S. Release date: March 14, 2014
Running time: 130 Minutes

Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton
Director: Scott Waugh
Producers: Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins, Mark Sourian
Executive Producers: Stuart Besser, Scott Waugh, Max Leitman, Frank Gibeau, Patrick Soderlund, Tim Moore
Screenplay by: George Gatins
Story by: George Gatins & John Gatins
Based on the video game series created by: Electronic Arts

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

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