Need for Speed: The Run stars Mad Men's Christina Hendricks

Sean Faris from Vampire Diaries also features as lead male

Voluptuous Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks and Sean Faris from Vampire Diaries are to star as the lead characters in EA's upcoming racer Need for Speed: The Run.


Faris gets in the driver's seat as Jack Rourke, who enters a cross-country race offering a massive prize in a bid to pay his way out of debt, while Hendricks plays as Sam Harper, a manager in the cutthroat world of outlaw street racing who fronts Jack's $250K race buy-in.

Need for Speed: The Run executive producer Jason DeLong said: "Our innovative, all-new performance capture technology pushes the boundaries of character animation allowing us to perfectly capture Christina and Sean's likeness resulting in an engaging narrative experience coupled with top-notch racing."

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Need for Speed: The Run is out on November 18 in Europe.