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Watch: Jesse Pinkman Gets Behind The Wheel In First Trailer For 'Need For Speed'

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 25, 2013 12:16 PM
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Need For Speed

While we weep for Jesse Pinkman, held captive by Breaking Todd and forced to keep cooking meth, the actor himself, Aaron Paul, is now making a move to the big leagues. He's toplining his first major movie and potential franchise to boot, with "Need For Speed." And we love you man, but we wish this looked better...

Based on the video game, and often looking like the video game, the movie finds Paul playing a street racer who partners with a rich business associate (Dominic Cooper), only to be framed by his colleague and subsequently jailed. Upon release, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles street race to get revenge, but a bounty put on his head forces him to turn to underground, illegal races instead.

Coupled with a really ridiculous voiceover and filming that makes it look like "Fast & Furious: PS4 Drift" (thank "Act Of Valor" director Scott Waugh for that), there are two bright spots we're clinging to: the fact that the movie co-stars both Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton. We'll see how this turns out when it opens on March 14th.

Need For Speed

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  • mcnulty | September 25, 2013 8:24 PMReply

    this trailer went by really fast and now I am furious.

  • thislalife | September 25, 2013 12:48 PMReply

    Completely fails at showing anything cool. Really isn't that hard to sell a movie like this. See Fast & Furious. Fast 4 - Rolling Tanker Truck. Fast 5 - Car off cliff. Fast 6 - Tank. This trash - ?

  • Strange | September 25, 2013 12:25 PMReply

    Aaron Paul's really good. Hopefully he shakes the typecast so people in media can refer to him by his real name in headlines.

  • BURT | September 25, 2013 12:42 PM

    I disagree. I mean he's not bad but he'll never have a better role than Jesse Pinkman. The show has been such an enormous success that he'll likely forever be remembered as this character (not just well acted but also very well written) I wish him the best, but I think he'll have a difficult time escaping the shadow of Jesse Pinkman.

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