The big-budget Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions feature has cast a '90s pop star to spice up our lives.
Ginger Spice AKA Geri Halliwell-Horner of the Spice Girls is joining the cast of the live-action 'Gran Turismo' flick at Sony.
Geri hasn't had much success in the acting game really, so this makes for quite an interesting development for anyone who's reading this. The only film we can think of that she's starred in is 'Spice World' - and we all know how cheesy that little production turned out (she has, in fact, also starred in 'Crank: High Voltage' with Jason Statham and in an episode of 'Sex and the City').
The 50-year-old pop star will join the male-heavy 'Gran Turismo' film which also stars Orlando Bloom, David Harbour, Darren Barnett, Thomas Kretschman, Daniel Puig and Djimon Hounsou. Filming on the high-speed movie has already begun in Hungary. Neill Blomkamp of 'Chappie', 'District 9' and 'Elysium' fame is in the director's seat.
'Gran Turismo' is based on the extremely popular video game racing series, which first made its PlayStation debut back in 1997. A live-action film has long been in development at Sony, and a previous concept was shelved a number of years ago. This new take will be inspired by a true story, all about a teenage 'Gran Turismo' player who ends up becoming a professional race car driver.
Archie Madekwe of 'Midsommar' and Apple TV+'s 'See' will play the budding car enthusiast, while Geri Halliwell-Horner and Djimon Hounsou (of 'Blood Diamond' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fame) will play his parents.
Ginger Spice joining a race-car movie might sound like a strange flex, but in reality, she probably knows a thing or two about the sport. Geri's husband Christian Horner had quite a successful motorsport career himself, having been born into a family with a huge passion for the sport.
'Gran Turismo' isn't the only project Ginger Spice is involved in at the moment - there's also an animated Spice Girls TV series in the pipeline. 'The Spice Girls' will see all five pop stars voice themselves as they sing and dance to some of their hits - as wannabe superheroes.