Christina Ricci signs on to Speed Racer

Christina Ricci has been set to star opposite Emile Hirsch in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ new action adventure Speed Racer. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ricci will play Trixie, Speed’s loyal and courageous girlfriend, who also proves to be a formidable ally both on and off the racetrack.

In making the announcement, Robinov stated, “Christina Ricci is a young actress of extraordinary range, who has become a favorite of both critics and audiences in a wide variety of movies, from mainstream features to acclaimed indie films. She is an amazing talent and we think she is going to do a great job with the role of Trixie.”

Christina Ricci recently received widespread praise for her performance in the controversial drama Black Snake Moan. She also earned an Emmy Award nomination for her guest role on the hit series “Grey’s Anatomy.” She next stars in the title role of the fantasy drama Penelope. Earlier in her career, she garnered Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations and won a National Board of Review Award for her work in The Opposite of Sex. Ricci’s long list of film credits also includes Monster, Anything Else, Sleepy Hollow, The Ice Storm and The Addams Family, to name only a few.