Skip to main content

Gran Turismo trailer spotlights insane true story

It’s hard to believe a gamer could apply the skills learned from a racing video game to real life, but as the latest Gran Turismo trailer states, “This actually happened.”

Based on an “insane true story,” Gran Turismo is about Jann Mardenborough (See’s Archie Madekwe), a struggling working-class civilian who happens to be one of the world’s best Gran Turismo players. Jann is given the opportunity of a lifetime when Danny Moore (Carnival Row’s Orlando Bloom) offers the 10 best Gran Turismo players in the world a chance to learn how to race real cars.

GRAN TURISMO - Official Trailer 2 (HD)

Jack Salter (Violent Night’s David Harbour) is tasked with turning Jann and his fellow gamers into world-class athletes. Jann rises to the top of his class, gaining Jack’s respect. However, Jann soon learns that there is no restart button in real life after the rookie driver experiences a devasting crash. Down but not out, Jann proves to everyone that he belongs through hard work and determination in this inspiring adventure.

Gran Turismo is based on the racing video game series from PlayStation Studios. The ensemble cast includes Geri Halliwell (Spice World), Darren Barnet (Love Hard), Emelia Hartford (Fastest Car), Richard Cambridge (Hollyoaks), Thomas Kretschmann (Infinity Pool), Emelia Hartford (Fastest Car), Josha Stradowski (The Wheel of Time), and Djimon Hounsou (Rebel Moon).

Gran Turismo is directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9) on a screenplay written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard). Hall and Alex Tse (Wu-Tang: An American Saga) receive a story credit.

Three men stand on the poster for Grqn Turismo.
Sony Pictures

From Sony Pictures, Gran Turismo is scheduled for release in theaters on August 11.

Editors' Recommendations

Dan Girolamo
Dan is a passionate and multitalented content creator with experience in pop culture, entertainment, and sports. Throughout…
Does Gran Turismo have a post-credits scene?
The cast of Gran Turismo in an official poster for the film.

This week, moviegoers in select locations around the country have the opportunity to strap in for a video game movie that doubles as a sports bio pic: Gran Turismo. After eight years away from the big screen, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp made his cinematic return with the story of professional racer, Jann Mardenborough, a man who owes his career to the skills that he gained from playing the Gran Turismo video games. It wasn't an instantaneous journey for Mardenborough, and the film dramatizes the journey that he embarked on in order to take the wheel on some of the most prestigious race tracks in the world.

Archie Madekwe stars in the film as Jann Mardenborough, with Stranger Things' David Harbour as Jack Salter, Orlando Bloom as Danny Moore, Darren Barnet as Matty Davis, Djimon Hounsou as Steve Mardenborough, Geri Halliwell as Lesley Mardenborough, Takehiro Hira as Kazunori Yamauchi, Josha Stradowski as Nicholas Capa, Daniel Puig as Cai Mardenborough, Maeve Courtier-Lilley as Audrey, Richard Cambridge as Felix, and Emelia Hartford as Leah Vega.

Read more
At SDCC, Strange New Worlds goes full musical and more Star Trek trailers
Anson Mount Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' musical episode.

How do you celebrate Star Trek at Comic-Con when all of the actors stayed home? The actors and writers strike has greatly diminished the star power of San Diego Comic-Con, but Paramount+ had a novel solution. The streamer put its cards on the table early by promoting the remaining episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2, including a video preview for the upcoming musical episode.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds | "Subspace Rhapsody" Trailer (SDCC 2023) | Paramount+

Read more
Gal Gadot races to save the world in Heart of Stone trailer
Gal Gadot in Heart of Stone.

While Wonder Woman 3 may or may not happen with Gal Gadot, the actress potentially has a new action franchise from Greg Rucka, a comic book scribe who has frequently written the Wonder Woman comic book for DC. Fittingly, their new Netflix original film, Heart of Stone, seems to have some elements of superhero comics mixed in with Mission: Impossible intrigue. During today's Tudum event, Netflix debuted the first trailer for Heart of Stone, which establishes the double life of Gadot's character, Rachel Stone.

Heart of Stone | Gal Gadot | Official Trailer | Netflix

Read more