To say Taylor Kitsch has been having a crappy year is a complete understatement. So far the in-demand actor has had the lead of three feature films and each one of them has been met with box office disappointments, with the biggest coming from Disney as they posted a $200 million loss for John Carter. However, Kitsch isn’t going to let a few snags get in the way of his future career. Now with Dreamworks aiming to bring a new racing franchise to the big screen, it seems Kitsch could have a set series for the near future and be involved for the long haul.
Zap2It reports that sources have told them Kitsch is the sole contender for the male lead of Dreamworks upcoming racing feature Need for Speed. If successful, this would mark Kitsch’s next major project following a smaller supporting role in Peter Berg’s (Battleship, Friday Night Lights) next feature for UniversalLone Survivor featuring Mark Wahlberg.
Need for Speed is adapted from the hit video game franchise of the same name from EA Games, with producer George Gatins penning the screenplay for the film in the hopes it will become a new series for the studio. Scott Waugh, who helmed February’s hit Act of Valor, is currently attached to possibly direct the film.
There is no set production for the film just yet, but it’s expected to get underway either late this year or just as 2013 kicks off. Currently, the film is set for release on February 7th 2014.