News culture Gran Turismo: A singer from the cult group the Spice Girls joins the cast of the film, discover her identity!
Published on 07/11/2022 at 09:04
With the announcement of the price of PS VR 2 and the upcoming release of God of War Ragnarök, we had almost forgotten it, but a cinematic adaptation of Gran Turismo is currently in the works. Moreover, the cast has just expanded with the arrival of a former member of the Spice Girls! With the movie slated for August 2023, let’s see what the fuss is about.
If you are used to Sony video games, you know that Gran Turismo is THE car nugget from the Japanese manufacturer. Headed by Kazunori Yamauchi, to whom we also owe the delirious saga of the Motor Toon Grand Prix, Gran Turismo was released on the first PlayStation of the name in 1997. Noted for its incredible realization and its revolutionary slow motions, the license has delighted purists thanks to extraordinary sensations and increased realism. Now competing with Forza Horizon, the series – which is in its seventh canonical part – has established itself through its extreme generosity and retains a large pool of fans hooked on the philosophy of Kazunori Yamauchi. Gran Turismo remains an institution at Sony and many have not forgotten the mythical credits of the second episode (in Western version) with the title My Favorite Game by the Swedish group The Cardigans.
A singer from the Spice Girls joins the movie Gran Turismo!
If we are talking about Gran Turismo today, it is because a former Spice Girls has just joined the cast of the eponymous film in preparation. For the youngest among us, the Spice Girls are an English pop group formed in 1994 in London. Emerging in the midst of the mania of boy and girl bands, they are at the origin of essential titles at the time, such as Wannabe, Say You’ll Be There, Viva Forever, Mama, If You Wanna Be My Lover, and many others. others. Composed of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Caroline Adams (who will become the wife of football player David Beckham), Melanie Brown (known as Mel. B), Melanie Chisholm (known as Mel. C) and Emma Bunton, the Spice Girls group is built a real empire in the mid-1990s (86 million records sold in two albums, ten number 1 singles in the world, a Spice World film, etc.). And it is precisely the first, Geri Halliwell, who incidentally left the group in 1998 due to a dispute, who joined the cast of Gran Turismo!
The former Spice Girls will thus give the answer to the excellent Djimon Hounsou that we have seen in particular in punchy films like Gladiator, Amistad, Blood Diamond, The Island or Never Back Down. He is also known for his role as Korath in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe, basically Marvel cinematic lore). For Geri Halliwell-Horner (her marital name), who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her acting career, it is obviously an event that she did not fail to highlight on Instagram.
The filming of Gran Turismo is currently taking place in Hungary and brings together some big names like David Harbor from Stranger Things or Orlando Bloom, known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings (Legolas) or even Pirates of the Caribbean (Will Turner). Behind the camera, we find the director of Elysium and District 9, Neill Blomkamp. We cross our fingers that the film Gran Turismo honors the saga of Sony. The screenplay should focus on a young boy who becomes a racing driver after martyring his friends in the eponymous video game. To wait, we let you enjoy, in video, the intro of Gran Turismo 2 with the song of the group The Cardigans.
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