Here are some details on the Speed Racer casting that is currently underway. For more details, and the chance to audition, check out My Entertainment World. Here’s the scoop:
SPEED RACER, Feature Film.
EXEC PROD, Grant Hill;
PROD, Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, David Seltzer;
DIR, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski;
SCR, John Lau, Patrick Read Johnson, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski.
Shoot Dates: Approximately June, 2007 (in Berlin).
STORY: Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature other characters from the show, including Speed’s family and his mysterious archrival, Racer X.
Speed Racer: 18-22. Our hero – boyish, babyface. A racecar driver phenom. He is chasing the ghost of his dead brother who died in a horrible race accident. Honorable. Loves his family. Lead;
Sprittle: 9-11. Sweet, genuine, lots of physical comedy, loves/worship Speed, his older brother. Has a pet monkey who is always with him. Supporting. (Posted: January 22, 2007)