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Matthew Fox Talks About His Role as “Racer X” in the New Speed Racer Film

The 60’s Japanese cartoon sensation, Speed Racer, comes to life in this live-action adaptation, courtesy of the Wachowski Bros. and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Stuck in development limbo for nearly 15 years, Speed Racer finally began filming last year. Green screen photography began this year and the film is officially categorized as “still in production” by the studio.

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Speed Racer also stars Emile Hirsch (Alpha Dog) as Speed Racer, Susan Surandon (Enchanted) as Mom Racer, John Goodman (Big Lebowski) as Pops Racer and Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) as Rex Racer, with Christina Ricci (Planet Terror) playing Trixie, Speed’s girlfriend.

Speed Racer synopsis courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures:

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer - whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer, the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret-some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival-the mysterious Racer X - to win the race that had taken his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.

Speed Racer is scheduled for a May 9, 2008 release, but is still in production, so that date is subject to change.
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