David Harbour of “Stranger Things” to Star in Live-Action “Gran Turismo” Film Adaptation

The best-selling racing video game Gran Turismo will soon be getting a live-action film adaptation and David Harbour of Stranger Things is confirmed to have a starring role.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is set to be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard).

Based on true events, the Gran Turismo film will tell the story of a teenager’s dream of playing the video game to becoming a real-life pro racecar driver. Harbour will portray a retired racecar driver who coaches the teen on how to drive.

“As one of PlayStation’s longest standing and most beloved franchises, it’s great to be partnering with Columbia Pictures again to bring Gran Turismo to life in an exciting way,” says producer Asad Qizilbash in a statement. “We can’t wait for audiences to see Neill’s vision of this inspiring true story of gamer turned professional race car driver.”

Sony Pictures plans on releasing Turismo in theaters on August 11th, 2023.

Gran Turismo first arrived on the PlayStation in 1997 to recreate the thrill and excitement of driving in the racing series. The game was such a big success that it spawned several sequels across multiple PlayStation platforms since its debut, making it Sony’s top-selling video game franchise of all time.

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