Gran Turismo (subtitled Based on a True Story in some countries) is a 2023 American biographical sports action drama film directed by Neill Blomkamp from a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin.
Produced by Columbia Pictures, PlayStation Productions, and 2.0 Entertainment, it is based on the racing simulation video game series of the same name developed by Polyphony Digital.
It tells the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage Gran Turismo player who became a professional race car driver.
The film stars Archie Madekwe as Mardenborough alongside David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Emelia Hartford, Geri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou.
Development of a film based on Gran Turismo was revealed in July 2013, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing and a script by Alex Tse.
Joseph Kosinski was set to direct the film in June 2015 from a new screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber. However, the Kosinski version was no longer moving forward as of February 2018.
In May 2022, it was announced the film was again in development, with Blomkamp attached to direct it in June.
The main cast were announced in September 2022, while other cast additions signed in November.
Filming began in Hungary in the same month and wrapped in December. In post-production, the score, initially by Stephen Barton, was composed by Lorne Balfe and Andrew Kawczynski.
Gran Turismo premiered at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on July 30, 2023,
and was released in limited theatrical release on August 11, followed by a wide release on August 25 in the United States, by Sony Pictures Releasing.
The film received generally positive reviews but has generated controversy for its usage of Mardenborough's crash at the Nürburgring Nordschleife as a narrative element.