Orlando Bloom has started filming as Danny Moore in racing movie Gran Turismo

Orlando Bloom shares images from the set of Gran Turismo based on the video game as he poses with co-star Archie Madekwe and director Neill Blomkamp

Orlando Bloom is off to the races.

The actor, 45, started filming Gran Turismo — a movie based on the bestselling racing video game series of the same name — this week in Hungary.

The Lord of the Rings star posted a series of photos to his Instagram page with director Neill Blomkamp and costar Archie Madekwe.

Action! Orlando Bloom, 45, posted a series of photographs and wrote that 'filming is now underway' for the upcoming Gran Turismo movie. Seen with his costar Archie Madekwe — who plays the teenage race car driver Jann Mardenborough

Action! Orlando Bloom, 45, posted a series of photographs and wrote that ‘filming is now underway’ for the upcoming Gran Turismo movie. Seen with his costar Archie Madekwe — who plays the teenage race car driver Jann Mardenborough

The star plays Danny Moore, a currently unknown character. 

The film from Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage video game player who became a professional race car driver.

The film tells the story about how the teenager fulfilled his dream of becoming a race car driver with his gaming skills that ultimately helped him win a series of Nissan racing competitions.

Scene review: Bloom was photographed with Neill Blomkamp — who is best known for his sci-fi movies such as District 9 and Elysium — who is directing the video game inspired biopic

Scene review: Bloom was photographed with Neill Blomkamp — who is best known for his sci-fi movies such as District 9 and Elysium — who is directing the video game inspired biopic

In 1997, the Gran Turismo video game was released in Japan by Polyphony and Yamauchi. 

The creators revolutionized the racing game genre by creating an incredibly authentic driving simulation game.

The company released their latest and best game — Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 — during last spring.

Clipboard in action: The sign noted that a scene was about to be shot

 Clipboard in action: The sign noted that a scene was about to be shot

The film will be officially released and shown in theaters on August 11, 2023. 

Recently, the Pirates of the Caribbean star has been keeping busy with a wide-range of diversified projects amid raising two children. 

The screen icon shares Flynn, 11, with his ex-wife — model Miranda Kerr. He shares Daisy, 2, with his current partner — pop star Katy Perry

Happily engaged: The star met his pop star Katy Perry in 2016. The couple got engaged in 2019 and welcomed their daughter Daisy in 2020.

Happily engaged: The star met his pop star Katy Perry in 2016. The couple got engaged in 2019 and welcomed their daughter Daisy in 2020.

The star recently finished production on A24’s comedy film Wizards! which also stars Pete Davidson, Naomi Scott, and Andie MacDowell.

According to the synopsis, the film follows two hapless pothead beach-bar operators who run into trouble when they stumble across stolen loot that they really should have just left alone.

Wizards! is expected to be released officially on April 21, 2023. 

Critically acclaimed: The star was praised for his performance in the 2020 war drama about death and loss — directed by Rod Lurie — titled The Outpost.

Critically acclaimed: The star was praised for his performance in the 2020 war drama about death and loss — directed by Rod Lurie — titled The Outpost.

In 2023, his fans can also see him in season two of neo-noir fantasy series Carnival Row. The star also executive produces the Amazon series about fairies and crime.

Recently, the star received critical acclaim for starring in the 2020 indie drama Retaliation about trauma after sexual abuse. 

He was praised for his performance in the 2020 war drama about death and loss — directed by Rod Lurie — titled The Outpost. This film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of 2020’s 10 Best Independent Films.

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