This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist.
We’re shifting gears this week to a review of Gran Turismo, which came out a little later than planned (kind of like this episode of Cinemaholics). You’re right, it’s really Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, that story belonging to Jann Mardenborough the real life gamer who became a professional race car driver.
Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story was directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. The cast includes Archie Madekwe, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Emelia Hartford, Geri Halliwell Horner, Djimon Hounsou, and Josha Stradowski. The film came out on August 25 through Sony Pictures Releasing and has a 134-minute runtime.
Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat.
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Synopsis for Gran Turismo:
FROM GAMER TO RACER. The ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver. [Source: Letterboxd]