Aaron Paul talks "Need for Speed"

Aaron Paul has left the "Breaking Bad" streets of Albuquerque, N.M., and is gearing up to hit the big screen Friday in "Need For Speed," the new race car movie based on the popular video game franchise.

Paul portrays Tobey Marshall, a mechanic with world-class racing skills who's wrongly sent to prison after being framed by a wealthy business associate. When he gets out, he joins a cross country race with revenge in mind.

Paul told CBS News he was happy to take on the part, especially after reading the script: "I knew there was going to be cars. That was apparent. I really didn't think I'd expect too much from the script. I was just so surprised by the story behind it all."

The film, which races into theaters Friday, also stars Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Scott Mescudi.

Check out the video above for interviews with Paul and Poots.