Christina Hendricks, Sean Faris to star in Need For Speed: The Run

Before “Castle,” Nathan Fillion starred in “Drive,” a TV show about an illicit cross-country road race. Today, EA has announced that his “Firefly” nemesis, Christina Hendricks, will star in Need For Speed: The Run, a game about an illicit cross-country road race.

Hendricks, who also stars in “Mad Men” and the recent Ryan Gosling filck Drive, will be joined by Sean Faris (Ben from “The Vampire Diaries”) in the game.

Sean Faris is Jack Rourke, one of the best drivers around. Jack’s cockiness and arrogance has led him into a debt he can’t repay. The mob has put a price on his head, and it’s a lofty one. Christina Hendricks stars as Sam Harper, a woman with ambition, street smarts and a penchant for lightning fast cars. Sam is the only person who can help Jack. Sam fronts Jack’s buy-in for The Run, a cut-throat coast-to-coast race from San Francisco to New York with a prize of $25 million. With Sam as his eyes and ears, all Jack needs to do is win.

A demo of Need For Speed: The Run was just added to the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store. The full game will be available for the 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 on November 15.

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