Christina Ricci Joins Cast Of Speed Racer

Credit: Hollywood Reporter

The other day it was announced that both John Goodman and Susan Surandon were joining the cast of the Wachowski’s Brothers’ film adaptation of the sixties cartoon Speed Racer. Goodman will play Pops Racer and Sarandon taking the role of Mom Racer, Speed’s parents.

With Emile Hirsch set to play Speed himself, two major roles remained uncast but we are now down to one. Christina Ricci will step into the shoes of Trixie who is Speed’s girlfriend. Ricci has starred in Sleepy Hollow and most recently Black Snake Moan.

The film follows along with Speed Racer as he races his gadget-filled Mach 5 racer against his arch-nemesis Racer X. Who will play Racer X is still unknown.

Speed Racer is aiming for a May 9, 2008 release.