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Imogen Poots joins Aaron Paul on Need for Speed

Imogen Poots

Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH actress Imogen Poots is to star alongside Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul in DreamWorks’ action film Need For Speed.

An adaptation of the popular Electronic Arts video game, the film will – according to DreamWorks – be ‘rooted in the tradition of the great car-culture films of the ’70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Poots will play a “savvy exotic car dealer who connects the wealthy with high-end supercars”.

Scott Waugh, one half of the Act of Valor directing team, will be behind the camera on the project, which is currently due for release in February 2014.

Poots, whose credits include the Fright Night remake alongside Colin Farrell, will next be seen in Filth opposite James McAvoy and A Late Quartet, which attracted positive reviews at the recent Toronto Film Festival.

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