Honestly, the idea of a "Need for Speed" movie doesn't really do anything for me. Fast cars driving around…and "Fast and Furious 6" out soon. 'yawn'

But really, I'll watch just about anything with Michael Keaton, one of the most underrated actors of my time. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Keaton has joined the cast of the upcoming NFS film, which also stars Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper.

The story follows a local street-racer (Paul) who teams up with a rich and cocky business partner (Cooper), but trouble ensues. There's a frame-up and the street-racer finds himself in prison; after he gets out, he joins an epic New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. Well, of course, the best way to get revenge is either die or go back to jail. …well, whatever. Anyway, Keaton plays the "reclusive and eccentric host of an underground super car race where he invites the best drivers from around the world." That sounds like good gig for him, I think.

Those of you who are unfamiliar should look up some of Keaton's work besides "Batman" and "Beetlejuice." Seriously.

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matt99
matt99
8 years ago

I really don't understand why they're making a need for speed movie, there's already 5 fast and furious movies.

Akuma_
Akuma_
8 years ago

Yeah, agreed.

Fast and the Furious has already tapped out the street racing movie scene. 'Soon' to be 6 F&F movies is already wayyyyy too much.

How many times are we going to have to watch a movie where someone goes into a life or death race to save their lives.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
8 years ago

Supposedly, SUPPOSEDLY, they changed the theme of the fast and the furious. I don't think you guys saw Fast Five since it wasn't that much about racing. But about a heist.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

Loved him in Batman.

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

Keaton is great, but I can't believe he signed up for this POS. He must need a good payday, lord knows he hasn't been in much lately…

Dreno
Dreno
8 years ago

Multiplicity. Is a damn funny Keaton movie

homura
homura
8 years ago

His role in The Other Guys where he quotes TLC songs makes me laugh. That movie is funny.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

That movie was great, I liked when Mark kept saying he made fun of people by learning their stupid stuff like ballerina dancing.

homura
homura
8 years ago

He's a dedicated mocker. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

White Noise was underappreciated as a horror movie.

Nynja
Nynja
8 years ago

Mr. Mom! Love M.K. Great guy, great actor.

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
8 years ago

batman yes.. beetlejuice no… and if thats a recent pic of Micheal Keaton on this article then he doenst look half as old as he SHOULD look… considering his age in the original batman movie

wackazoa
wackazoa
8 years ago

Still the best Batman… but not Bruce Wayne.(Bale took that honor)

And has Keaton ever been the bad guy? He looks like he could be a really good really bad guy.


Last edited by wackazoa on 2/7/2013 10:19:39 AM

Sir Dan
Sir Dan
8 years ago

He sure has. Watch Pacific Heights. He does a very good "bad guy". Excellent movie.

wackazoa
wackazoa
8 years ago

I'll have to check it out.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

"Extreme Measures" is another one where he plays a really effective villain. I think that was the name of the movie, anyway.