Michael Keaton will feel the Need For Speed


keaton_michaelMichael Keaton is joining Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots in the DreamWorks adaptation of the Electronic Arts video game.

Scott Waugh is directing and THR had some details on the plot.

The story tells of a local street-racer (Paul) who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate (Cooper), only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After his stint in the joint, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer’s head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.

Keaton will play the reclusive and eccentric host of an underground supercar race where he invites the best drivers from around the world.