Gran Turismo movie cast list, reviews, plot, trailer, and news

It's time to start your engines, because the Gran Turismo movie release date has raced to the big screen. Here's everything we know about the new movie.

The Gran Turismo movie release date is August 2023

Who’s in the Gran Turismo cast? If you own a PlayStation, chances are that you know about the hit racing game Gran Turismo. From shiny vehicles to roaring engines, there is a lot to love about this IP. And now, the highest-selling video game franchise under the PlayStation brand has arrived on the big screen.

Let’s be honest, the Gran Turismo games aren’t exactly well-known for their detailed stories, and at first glance, you could be concerned about which direction the flick has taken. You may wonder if this was just another cursed adaptation or a visual adrenaline-fest among the best video game movies. You can see what we thought with our Gran Turismo review, but you may wish to check out this sports movie for yourself if you haven’t already.

But we can still give you all the other intel you need on the new movie! We’ve gone through all the major questions regarding the action movie. From the Gran Turismo cast list, reviews, and more – we’ve left no stone unturned.

Who’s in the Gran Turismo movie cast?

David Harbour and Orlando Bloom are in the Gran Turismo movie cast, with Archie Madekwe in the lead role as Jann Mardenborough.

The Gran Turismo cast features some well-known A-listers as well as some exciting fresh faces. David Harbour from the sci-fi series Stranger Things fame is on board as Jack, an ex-race car driver who mentors Jann. Similarly, Lord of the Rings cast alumni Orlando Bloom is up to bat as well as Danny Moore.

Archie Madekwe, known for his appearance in one of the best horror movies in years, Midsommar, portrays the main character Jann Mardenborough. Josha Stradowski takes on the role of Jann’s rival, Nicholas Capa.

Here’s the Gran Turismo movie cast list:

  • David Harbour as Jack Salter
  • Orlando Bloom as Danny Moore
  • Darren Barnet as Matty Davis
  • Archie Madekwe as Jann Mardenborough
  • Djimon Hounsou as Steve Mardenborough
  • Geri Halliwell as Lesley Mardenborough
  • Daniel Puig as Coby Mardenborough
  • Josha Stradowski as Nicholas Capa
  • Thomas Kretschmann as Patrice Capa
  • Maeve Courtier-Lilley as Audrey
  • Pepe Barroso as Antonio Cruz

Gran Turismo movie release date: Jann wearing a race car driver helmet

What are people saying about Gran Turismo?

Initial reviews for Gran Turismo are very mixed, but the general consensus seems to be on the more negative side.

Our own Jessica Cullen gave the movie two stars, saying that “it’ll never be able to compete against other, better movies of its kind.” On Rotten Tomatoes, it’s currently sitting at 58% at the time of writing.

David Harbour in the Gran Turismo movie

What’s the Gran Turismo movie about?

The Gran Turismo movie plot follows a teenage Gran Turismo player named Jann Mardenborough, who becomes a real professional race car driver.

The movie follows Jann through the GT academy boot camp that led him into the real-world of racing for Nissan, presided over by David Harbour’s tough-talking instructor, Jack. The racing company ran a competition to see if any Gran Turismo players were talented enough to do it for real, and Jann made the cut.

There’s also plenty of high-octane danger out on the track. In 2015, the real Mardenborough was involved in a serious crash at the iconic Nürburgring track in Germany, which was dramatized in the movie. It also explores Jann’s relationship with his family, particularly his father, who don’t understand his passion for the game.

Gran Turismo cast list and reviews: Archie Madekwe as Jann and David Harbour as Jack

Is there a Gran Turismo movie trailer?

The Gran Turismo movie trailer was unveiled on May 2, 2023, and was followed by a second trailer on July 20, 2023.

The teaser shows Jann being introduced into the real-life racing world after a life spent becoming one of the world’s best Gran Turismo players. It’s fair to say that David Harbour’s racing expert is less than pleased at having to coach what he refers to as “couch-surfing nerds”. Check it out for yourself below:

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What’s the Gran Turismo movie release date?

Gran Turismo was released on August 9 in the UK, and is now set for August 25, 2023 in the US. There will be sneak previews on the weekend of August 11 and the weekend of August 18, before opening wide on August 25.

Sony is clearly hoping that positive word-of-mouth will spread during the preview weekends. A spokesperson said; “The stars can’t promote the film, but the audience can.” Let’s hope things stay on track for the car racing movie, and nothing further derails Gran Turismo before it opens in the States.

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Where can I watch the Gran Turismo movie?

Gran Turismo will be available to watch exclusively in theaters when it’s released.

After its theatrical run’s over, it’ll likely be available to rent on Amazon and other VOD services before eventually moving to Netflix.

We’ve got plenty more Gran Turismo content for you, including guides to the Gran Turismo ending explained and the Gran Turismo post-credit scene. You can also read our interview with the Gran Turismo cast, to see what we found out.

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