From writer/directors Larry and Andy Wachowski, the creators of the groundbreaking The Matrix trilogy comes the high-octane family adventure, Speed Racer.
Born to race cars, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel - aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. When he turns down a lucrative 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. The only way for Speed to save his family's business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game
Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action Speed Racer will showcase the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowski brothers' films. Speed Racer is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures Production.
Speed Racer marks the Wachowski brothers' first writing/directing collaboration since The Matrix movies. Joel Silver, who previously worked with the Wachowskis on The Matrix movies and V For Vendetta, is producing the film under his Silver Pictures banner.
The film stars Emile Hirsch (Alpha Dog) as Speed, Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) as Trixie, Matthew Fox (TV's Lost) as Racer X, and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and John Goodman (Evan Almighty) as Mom and Pops Racer. Rounding out the main cast are Australian actor Kick Gurry (Spartan) as Sparky; Paulie Litt (TV's Hope & Faith) as Spritle; Roger Allam (The Queen, V For Vendetta) as Royalton; and Asian music star Ji Hoon Jung (popularly known as Rain), making his major feature film debut as a rival driver.