David Harbor stars in Sony and PlayStation Productions’ upcoming video game adaptation “Gran Turismo,” which is directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind sci-fi hits like “District 9,” “Elysium” and “Chappie.” ‘.
The film will be released on August 11, 2023. The “Gran Turismo” video games are a series of racing games dating back to 1997, with the most recent entry, “Gran Turismo 7”, launching in March 2022. In total, the franchise “Gran Turismo” has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.
The film’s logline reads: “Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate tale of a wish-fulfillment of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become a true professional racing driver. ”
Jason Hall and Zach Baylan wrote the screenplay, with PlayStation Production’s Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad and Dana Brunetti. Gran Turismo video game creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Hall are executive producers.
“As one of PlayStation’s oldest and best-loved franchises, it’s exciting to once again team up with Columbia Pictures to bring ‘Gran Turismo’ to life in an exciting way. We can’t wait for the public to see Neill’s take on this inspiring true story of a gamer turned professional racing driver,” said Qizilbash.
Harbor most recently appeared as Jim Hopper in Netflix’s “Stranger Things” season 5 and returns for the final season 5. It was also revealed last weekend that he will star in Marvel’s team-up movie “Thunderbolts”, a reprise of his “Black Widow” superhero Red Guardian. He will also star in Universal’s holiday thriller “Violent Night” and HBO’s “My Dentist’s Murder Trial.” He is represented by WME, Relevant PR and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.