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Apr. 2, 2007by: Mike Sampson

There had been a lot of rumors floating around about who'd be starring in the Wachowskis' upcoming SPEED RACER film and I don't think anyone at anytime mentioned John Goodman. But sure enough Goodman, and Susan Sarandon, have both signed on to star in the film. Goodman and Sarandon will play Pops and Mom Racer, parents of Speed. Pops built the Mach 5, the car that Speed uses to tool around the track. Still to be cast are the roles of Trixie, girlfriend of Speed and Racer X, the story's is-he-or-isn't-he villain. The Wachowskis are directing from their own script with frequent collaborator Joel Silver producing at Warner Bros. Production is expected to get underway this summer in Germany where a bulk of the production will be done over green screen.

Extra Tidbit: Will there be a Chim-Chim in the movie? If so will it be a real monkey? What about Spritle?
Source: Variety

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4:57PM on 04/02/2007
Camilla Belle for Trixie. Could there be anyone else more perfect?
Camilla Belle for Trixie. Could there be anyone else more perfect?
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4:43PM on 04/02/2007
If they do use Spridle and Chim Chim then I hope they explain why they don't die when the hide in the trunk for such long periods of time.
If they do use Spridle and Chim Chim then I hope they explain why they don't die when the hide in the trunk for such long periods of time.
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4:39PM on 04/02/2007
I really hope that the car stays exactly the same. That is the only thing that they really need to stay true to in this movie because that is all the show was about. Remember when they changed the car for that bad animated Speed Racer movie?

Also, I think that it would be sweet if they didn't change the costumes at all. It would be bizzare to see them acting serious while wearing those clothes.
I really hope that the car stays exactly the same. That is the only thing that they really need to stay true to in this movie because that is all the show was about. Remember when they changed the car for that bad animated Speed Racer movie?

Also, I think that it would be sweet if they didn't change the costumes at all. It would be bizzare to see them acting serious while wearing those clothes.
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3:18PM on 04/02/2007
This movie is going to win so many Razzies it's ridiculous.
This movie is going to win so many Razzies it's ridiculous.
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2:34PM on 04/02/2007

That Good.

Well, I guess he's cornered the market on fat characters.
Well, I guess he's cornered the market on fat characters.
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2:10PM on 04/02/2007
With all due respects to John Goodman (much respect for his work with the Cohen Bros), this just feels like unimaginative casting to me. Is he the only fat guy in Hollywood? Because otherwise, he doesn't really look like pops. It seems like all too often directors say "we need a fat guy... call John Goodman!"
With all due respects to John Goodman (much respect for his work with the Cohen Bros), this just feels like unimaginative casting to me. Is he the only fat guy in Hollywood? Because otherwise, he doesn't really look like pops. It seems like all too often directors say "we need a fat guy... call John Goodman!"
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11:31AM on 04/02/2007
Chim-Chim should be animated with Andy Serkis doing the motion capture.
Chim-Chim should be animated with Andy Serkis doing the motion capture.
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10:12AM on 04/02/2007

Well what do you know....

I'm just happy to hear John Goodman isn't dead.
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I'm just happy to hear John Goodman isn't dead.
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