A Need for Speed
Mustang Set for Movie Opening
Larry Jewett - January 21, 2014 10:40 AM
Ford Mustang has been a star of the silver screen and the small screen for nearly 50 years, with more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows. The list gets longer with the latest addition, “Need for Speed” on March 14.
“Need for Speed” star Aaron Paul will drive the custom 2014 Mustang hero car in the highly anticipated movie based on the long-running Electronic Arts video game series, and will take the wheel of the next-generation Mustang in its first on-screen appearance as well.
“On-screen or on the road, the visceral sight and sound of Mustang has been inspiring fans for nearly five decades,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “The feeling of optimism and being in control that Mustang’s world-class power and performance provide is a perfect match for Aaron Paul’s character in ‘Need for Speed.’”
When the original Mustang debuted in April 1964, it was still an unknown quantity, but the producers of “Goldfinger” almost immediately cast a Wimbledon white 1965 convertible in the movie. “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh wasted no time getting the new Mustang into his film months before it goes on sale.
“I chose Mustang because it is a car that really represents American culture,” said Waugh. “It just represents modern muscle, and it’s iconic, having been in some of the greatest car chase movies of all time.”