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Buckle Up! Aaron Paul Has the 'Need for Speed'

by David Weiner 11:50 AM PST, November 18, 2013
Photo: Dreamworks

With his Breaking Bad meth days behind him, Aaron Paul is putting the pedal to the metal with his next project -- the high-octane race/revenge saga Need for Speed -- and we have a first look at the new trailer!

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In theaters March 14, 2014, Need for Speed is based on the hugely successful video game of the same name, casting Aaron as Tobey Marshall, a blue-collar mechanic and muscle-car street racer who finds himself behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge, looking to enact his plan during the high-stakes De Leon, aka the Super Bowl of underground racing, complete with insane, super-charged cars and an intense gauntlet of cops in pursuit, not to mention a target on his back with a bounty on taking his car out of the race by any means necessary.

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Could Need for Speed give the Fast & Furious franchise a run for their money? Directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor), the film co-stars Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton.

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