Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul stars in this adaptation of the long-running action racing videogame series as an ex-convict on an illegal, revenge-seeking cross-country car race. Co-starring Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton and Kid Cudi.
In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Paul) reluctantly partners with wealthy ex-NASCAR driver Dino (Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia (Poots) looks like it will save the business, an unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter. Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race - the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast as well as hunters looking to claim the bounty Dino put on his car.
The script comes from Oscar-nominated writer John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel) and his brother George, though not based on any story or characters from a Need for Speed game.