What’s “Gran Turismo” About?
Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs – a struggling, working-class gamer, Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe), a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec – who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world!
Gran Turismo Is MORE Than Just A Video Game…
…its REAL life too, as well. To the Play Station gamer, Jann – Gran Turismo was everything to him! He lived and breathed that track on the game and to be chosen to go to the Camp to compete in a REAL live race with professional race car drivers … that was his dream. That was his obsession. That was who he wanted to be. That is what he idolized. To Jann, being a race car driver was a profession to him; it was something that he always wanted to do. He spent hours in his room practicing those various amounts of tracks in the game to be precise learning how to master his craft @ the art of precision and driving.
The Wear & Tear of It All
Whatever we want in life comes with a price tag and anyone worth having comes with sacrifice and perseverance. Jann was put rigorously though both of those! He was not fit for the glam life of commercials and talking about his racing on television and being the face of Gran Turismo, and Danny Moore saw that and he had an idea, but the one person that you’d least expect put an immediate halt on that! The thing that Jann’s father never quite understood about his son was that he was not addicted to the video game; but he was trying to “master his craft” of the art of racing and be the very best that he could be at it, but his father always saw him never leaving his room and always playing the game and assumed he was wasting his life away on playing countless hours of video games.