Lindsey Bahr
February 18, 2014 AT 02:57 PM EST

“This is gettin’ good,” Michael Keaton’s ominously named Need for Speed character Monarch says to Aaron Paul’s Tobey Marshall in his signature manic gruff.

Monarch, it seems, has just gotten on board with the romance of Tobey’s quest. He’s speeding across the country (from New York to California in 48 hours, to be precise) with Imogen Poots’ Julia to compete in another race where he hopes to get revenge against the wealthy ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), a lifelong rival who landed him in jail, hurt someone close to him, and stole his ex-girlfriend. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as cutting down on pit stops. Tobey is dodging parole and a bounty that Dino put on his head.

Still, Keaton’s Monarch is about as excited as we are to see him back in a scene-chewing supporting role. Check out the exclusive clip after the jump.

Need for Speed hits theaters on March 14, but for the gear-heads among us, EW can exclusively announce that DreamWorks also added 100 special advance screenings for Feb. 19 at 7:30pm along with a live Twitter chat with Aaron Paul, Scott Mescudi, and Scott Waugh. Click here for more information.

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