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Never Have I Ever star Darren Barnet to play rival racer in Gran Turismo movie

Every good racing movie needs a rivalry, whether it’s James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda in Rush or Ford vs. Ferrari in Le Mans 66. The upcoming Gran Turismo movie is no exception. Playing the role of the antagonist will be Darren Barnet, as confirmed by Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a true story, the Gran Turismo movie follows a teenage Gran Turismo gamer who becomes a professional racing driver after winning an esports competition. Playing the talented teenage gamer will be Archie Madekwe, who is mentored by a retired racing driver portrayed by Stranger Things’ David Harbour. Known for starring in the popular Netflix series Never Have I Ever, Barnet’s character is a “racer who is ranked at the top at the GT academy” and is “not thrilled to see the upstart teen excel.”

Sounds like there will be some creative license to make the movie adaptation’s story more exciting and create a rivalry between the two characters. Barnet also had a lead role in the Netflix romantic comedy Love Hard. This is the fourth confirmed Gran Turismo movie cast member following David Harbour, Archie Madekwe, and Orlando Bloom, who will play a marketing executive. While the movie is an adaptation of a video game story with no story or characters, it will be heavily inspired by the real-life GT Academy, which saw gamers enter an esports competition to become a professional racing driver. It’s expected to tell the story of Jann Mardenborough, the 2011 GT Academy winner who went on to race at Le Mans and finish third in the LMP2 class at his debut race.

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