DreamWorks Pictures announced that special advance screenings of Need for Speed will take place on 100 screens across North America on February 19, at 7:30 p.m. Stars Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi and director Scott Waugh will personally introduce their film via satellite in all theaters. Paul and Mescudi will also host a live Twitter Chat (#NFSMovie, @AaronPaul_8 and @ducidni, respectively), to talk about their film. Seating is limited and RSVPs are now being accepted. For more information about the movie and screenings in their areas, moviegoers can visit TheNeedforSpeedmovie.com/Screenings.
DreamWorks Pictures’ Need for Speed centers around Tobey Marshall (Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Need for Speed is scheduled for regular release on March 14.