Gran Turismo: Based on a true Story

TAG Heuer Monaco hits the big screen in SONY Pictures’ film “Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story“. The action packed biographical film is based on the life of Jann Mardenborough, who was an avid player of the Gran Turismo video game before becoming a professional race car driver. Tag Heuer fans can catch a glimpse of the Monaco watch on the big screen in cinemas on August 11.


TAG Heuer Monaco 2023 Gran Turismo Based on a true Story



Drawing inspiration from the timeless Monaco watches of the early 1970s, the TAG Heuer Monaco, is the original square-shaped icon, representing the pursuit of doing things in a unique and unconventional way.

The TAG Heuer Monaco embraces the spirit of breaking boundaries and chasing dreams making it a great match for Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, a film based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom).

Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.

The watch can be seen worn by film character “Danny Moore”, a motorsport executive.

Infused with captivating charisma, the TAG Heuer Monaco embodies individuality in every aspect. This powerful design is now offered on a distinctive steel bracelet: a rallying symbol for the audaciously rebellious.

Beneath its striking façade, the watch is powered by the caliber Heuer 02, a true statement to the brand’s legitimacy in the watch industry.

TAG Heuer embraces the shared passion for motor racing and the unique universe it creates. As the Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story movie unfolds, TAG Heuer’s presence becomes evident, reinforcing the connection of the Monaco watch with the world of motor racing.

Prepare to be captivated by the fusion of gaming, racing, and TAG Heuer’s Monaco watch in Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, as dreams become reality on the silver screen.

Watch the official trailer by SONY Pictures here below and follow granturismo.movie for all the updates.




About Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story

Gran Turismo is a biographical sports drama film directed by Neill Blomkamp from a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. It was produced by Columbia Pictures, PlayStation Productions, and 2.0 Entertainment.

The film is based on the PLAYSTATION STUDIOS video game series Gran Turismo and the true story of Jann Mardenborough, who played the racing simulation game as a teenager and whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan-sponsored video game competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.

Gran Turismo premiered at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on July 30, 2023, following the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula 1.

Before a wider release, a limited theatrical release is scheduled for 11th August 2023. The soundtrack album, composed by Andrew Kawczynski, will be released on the same day.

The film stars Archie Madekwe as Mardenborough alongside David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou.

In the video below, Jann and Archie talk about the unbelievable journey that lead to the film’s creation.