Christina Hendricks Makes Video Game Debut in EA's Need for Speed The Run

Posted on October 19, 2011

Christina Hendricks and Sean Faris Need for Speed The Run

Electronic Arts Inc. has announced that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries) will star in the upcoming action racing game Need for Speed The Run. In the video game, the actors play lead characters in a race-for-your-life story taking players on a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York.

Christina Hendricks makes her video game debut as Sam Harper, a woman with ambition, street smarts and a penchant for lightning fast cars. She's turned her lifelong passion into a lucrative livelihood, managing the best drivers in the world of outlaw street racing. She's betting on Jack Rourke (Sean Faris), the story's protagonist, by fronting his $250K race buy-in in hopes of winning the $25 million prize.

Christina says, "It's very exciting to be part of Need for Speed The Run. I've never been a video game character before so this is definitely a first for me. It's been fantastic fun to do something so different and to show a different side of myself as well."

The game is developed by Black Box, an EA studio. It will be available November 15, 2011 in North America and November 17, 2011 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and Nintendo 3DS. Take a look:

Photo: Electronic Arts Inc.