If there was any question what multi-Emmy-winner Aaron Paul would do after Breaking Bad, it has just been answered: Action movies! The first post-Pinkman starring role for Mr. Paul is in the adaptation of the popular video game series Need For Speed. Paul plays a man in trouble with the law, vengeance in his heart, and keys in the ignition. The film also stars Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper (aka Mr. Howard Stark), and Imogen Poots, who may have the most delightful name in the history of cinema, perhaps second only to Tuppence Middleton. (EDITOR’S NOTE: What? We’re already turning our backs on Cumberbatch?)
In any case, it’s a good time to be making car chase films, and a bad time to be a car in those films (see Getaway). Need For Speed will be roaring into theaters on March 14, 2014. What do you think of Aaron Paul as an action hero? Do you think he has the chops? The trailer is certainly playing up his ability to play drama. Let us know your thoughts in them there comments below. And have a gander at these pictures as well.
Images: DreamWorks Studios