Michael Keaton Will Star in Need for Speed Movie

The character actor will be the organizer of the underground races

By on February 7th, 2013 14:53 GMT

Michael Keaton, the actor best known for his role as Beetlejuice and as the first Batman of the modern era, will star in the upcoming video game based upon the Need for Speed racing game franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Keaton will play the seedy character who hosts an underground racing tournament in which the protagonist will take part.

Dominic Cooper and Aaron Paul are the drivers in the Need for Speed movie, while Imogen Poots will play the role of an exotic car dealer who helps them to upgrade their vehicles for the race.

The movie based on the video game will be launched in cinemas during February 2014.

The rebooted Need for Speed game, created by Criterion, is one of the best racing experience of 2012 and still selling strong, with a sequel expected to arrive during 2014 or 2015.

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