‘Gran Turismo’ Cast and Character Guide: Who Plays Who? (Photos)

Gamers become real racers with some coaching and a dreamer

Sony Pictures

Neill Blomkamp’s “Gran Turismo” movie from Sony Pictures packs all the adrenaline and all the emotions. Based on a true story, the film follows young Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe) as he gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go from a video game racer to a real race car driver. It all started with Gran Turismo game creator Kazunori Yamauchi (Takehiro Hira) who got ahold of an automobile simulator and transformed it into a very real racing experience for gamers. Dreamer and Nissan marketing executive Danny Moore (Orlando Bloom) took the love for the game a step further by giving the best players a chance to go through a Gran Turismo academy to compete for the chance at racing on some of the professional courses featured in the game.

Enter David Harbour’s Jack Salter as Chief Engineer enlisted with determining whether the transition from a video game simulation to the real deal is even possible, and the story goes full speed ahead. Key players behind the scenes include Loren Balfe and Andrew Kawczynski, who scored the film, and director of photography Jacques Jouffret.

Here’s a complete “Gran Turismo” cast and character guide.