I’m kind of a Formula Drift fan-boy. I try to catch every event and I have followed the series grow from what many thought was a flash in the pan into the fastest growing Motorsport in this century. Part of what makes FD so great is that everyone has their own hero – someone in FD that they love to follow. Think about it – there is everything from Ford to Chevy, Nissan, Scion, Turbo, V8, Rednecks, Surfers, American’s, Japanese, and Australian’s and don’t forget about all the drivers from Europe. Everyone can find someone that they share some kind of motorsport bond with.
All of this makes Formula Drift so great. As I reflect on the fact that FD is about to start it’s tenth season, it got me thinking about what the next 10 years are going to look like for FD fans. I couldn’t help but think, man… this is going to make an awesome movie one day!
Long story short, I don’t know why it took me so long to do this! Since each driver has their own distinct and unique character, I couldn’t help but think which actor would play what driver or member of the FD community if they were to make a movie.
So here’s what I came up with so far:
The Voice of Formula Drift
|Updated: Vince Vaughn replaces Jack Black|
President and Co-Founder of FD
Co-Founder of FD
2010 Rookie Of the Year
2005 Formula Drift Champion
2011 Formula Drift Champion
Team Need for Speed
|Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar|
Irish Pro Drift Champ
Drift Alliance Member
Drift Alliance Founder
2009 Formula Drift Champ
Vaughn Gittin Jr.
2010 Formula Drift Champ
Daigo Saito Jr.
2012 Formula Drift Champ
|Yuji Okumoto aka (Chozen)|
2011 Rookie Of the Year
Updated with reader suggestions
Formula Drift Rookie
|Phillip Seymour Hoffman|
MotoIQ Editor & Chief
This list is by no means comprehensive, but I wanted to leave some of the fun for the rest of you. Who would you cast as your favorite Formula Drift driver or figure? Add your own casting suggestions in the comments below, or tweet them to @Redline360, and we’ll incorporate some of our favorite recommendations back into the article.
The only person annoying enough to play Jarod DeAnda would be Gilbert Godfrey.
just thinking that Chris Forsberg would be a young Chuck Norris ???
Johnny Galecki would play Michael Essa.
Fredric Aasbo should be played by Vanilla Ice!
Please tell me that Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister will play Mike Peters.
And spot on with Vaughn being played by Randy Quaid.
Roland Gallagher – Steve Buscemi
Conrad Grunewald – Adam Sandler w/ goatee
Jack Black should be Danny George and I second Chuck Norris as Chris Forsberg, DeAnda should be some one like Vince Vaughn
Tanner foust should be gopher grace. Unfortunately he is t part of FD anymore
Burt Reynolds as Corey Hosford
Corey Hosford is Jerry Reed.
Danny McBride as Nick D’Alessio
Jacob Leveton could be played by Paul Walker
Ken gushi as Leonardo Nam
Chuck Norris as Chris Forsberg
Leonardo Dicaprio as Corey Hosford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Ryan Kado
Elijah Wood as Darren McNamara
Justin Timberlake as Justin Pawlak
Ryan Gosling as Matt Field
Ken gushi as Jay Chou.
Kevin Connolly as Kevin Wells