The Michigan Film Office recently announced Dreamworks' upcoming feature film Need for Speed has been approved for a film incentive from the state.
The movie, starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, and Imogen Poots chronicles a cross-country journey at impossible speeds and will be filmed in part in Detroit this summer.
“Need for Speed was initially just looking at Michigan to do car builds for the film, but we were able to make the case that this was a terrific place to film the movie as well,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “This project fits so well into both our reputation as a great state for filmmaking and the automotive heritage Michigan is known for; it’s a strong investment all around.”
Need for Speed was awarded an incentive of $1,370,852 on $4,993,623 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 111 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 11 jobs.
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