Michael Keaton has joined the cast of DreamWorks' video game adaptation Need for Speed.

The story centers on a street-racer (Aaron Paul), who teams up with a rich and egotistical business partner (Dominic Cooper) that sets him to take a fall for a crime. After being released he joins a cross country race to exact his revenge. He ex-partner finds out about his scheme and places a bounty on his head, sending him through a gauntlet of bounty hunters.

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Michael Keaton will be portraying the reclusive and eccentric overlord of the race, who recruits the best drivers in the world to partake in his event. Scott Waugh is directing from a script by George Gatins. John Gatins, Mark Sourian and Patrick O'Brien are producing.