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Christina Ricci drops the chain and instead snaps the Mach 5's seat-belt around her waist!!!

Hey there. Quint here again. Warner Bros sent out a short interview with Ricci where she talks about her character... Thought you might be interested...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another bit of good casting news on the Wachowski Bros' big screen adaptation of SPEED RACER. They've just cast Christina Ricci as Trixie, Speed (Emile Hirsch)'s girlfriend. John Goodman and Susan Sarandon are already onboard as Speed's parents. This project is just bizarre to me. I've said it before... it's just weird this exists... and it keeps attracting interesting people.

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  • April 13, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by odysseus

    I feel lame, but I've never done this once in 10 years.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Chim Chim

    by CarbonGhost

    They should get one of the Olsen twins to play the monkey.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Wednesday Addams...

    by Seph_J the reason I grew into a healthy straight male. She was underage.... so was I..... it doesn't get any better than that.... AHH, childhood.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST


    by ZombiKiller86

    Then again, the Wachowski Brothers are just plain werid, espceially that Larry Wachowski.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Nipples on Ricci

    by Mullah Omar

    ...would be the only reason for me to see this flick.

  • April 13, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Please, No CGI Scooby-Dooesque Chim Chim

    by Darth Fabulous

    They should have cast Elisha Cuthbert as Trixie.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Ricci ALREADY has big MANGA EYES

    by Dead Snoopy

    sounds like a cost cutting move in the special effects department - a bold move if if ask me

  • April 13, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Nipples on ricci

    by Phategod1

    The only reason to watch any movie.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    ricci in black snake moan was the only reason to watch that too......havent seen it yet but im sure watching christina ricci chained up runnin round in her panties HAS to be good

  • April 13, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Judging by the highway sequence in Reloaded

    by Sheeld

    This is gonna be insane!

  • April 13, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    The only way I'm seeing this...

    by NachoNegro if at least half of the movie is dedicated to full widescreen HD closeups of Ricci's naked crotch, with the occasional loving pan up to the chesticles.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Mmmmm...Christina Ricci...

    by DerLanghaarige

  • April 13, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    I love me some Ricci.

    by Blarney-Man

    Gorgeous and interesting. Not a common mix.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    I care about the Mach 5

    by Black Satin 2

    After all of this, it better look damned cool.

  • April 13, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    When Do We Get To See THE CAR!!!??

    by Christobal

    Not crazy about Sarandon at all. Too old. I sorta thought Speed's mom was hot too. Not as hot as Trixie, of course. I have to agree that Elisha Cuthbert would have been a better choice as SHE is, in fact, VERY hot.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOO!!! Ricci's nipples gonna stand out like...

    by LargoJr

    ... sore thumbs!! OH NOES! Welp.. count me in.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST


    by dundundles


  • April 13, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Better than "Battle Angel Alita" at this point

    by Anna Valerious

    Hmm, remember when Trixie was blonde for a while in the American version? Reminded me of Kristy Swanson...

  • April 13, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Dennis Farina made to look younger = Pops...

    by stlfilmwire

    That is just my opinion.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Jim Belushi

    by stlfilmwire

    I'd hate to say it, but Jim Belushi might actually be a good choice for Pops. Given Speed's age, the only two people I can see as Racer X are Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger... or MAYBE Keanu... if he was a much older brother. Hehe. Give Sparky to Topher Grace. He'd be great.

  • April 13, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Ah! Oh! Ah!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Or something like that.

  • April 13, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I'll give her mach 5

    by Fecal Debris

    straight up her poop chute

  • April 13, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    CGI is ruining the careers of our great monkey actors!

    by Kid Z

    Time was, you used to see chimps and other apes on TV and in movies all the time. Hell, back in the 50's there was a chimp anchorman on the Today Show! And let's not forget the 60's and Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp... a veritable Justice League of lower primate talent. Those were the glory days! The Evolution Revolution was on the Billboard charts, and chimp actors (and actresses) were respected and living the good life! The good times continued into the 70's with Any Which Way But Loose and its sequel with a fine pongoloid performance that brought a new generation of young turk Orangutans into the Hollywood limelight. Alas, these glory days were soon to end, however, as ape actors fell out of favor in the 80s. An Attempt to revive the genre in the 90's with Dunston Checks In proved to be a misguided death knell. Computer technology also had a hand as when Peter Jackson, casting for the lead in King Kong, hired a human being in a motion capture suit hooked up to a bank of computers to bring the legendary beast to cinematic life. Personally, I think this is a slap in the face to struggling ape actors everywhere as well as an example of speciesism run rampant. Thankfully, we are long past the days when an African American is played by a caucasian with shoe polish on his face, or an Asian by an English actor with a rubber band around his head to pull his eyes into a slant. Using a computer to play an ape is equally discriminatory. It's an outrage that demands justice! I propose we start a petition right now. Let's gather signatures and send them to the Wachowskis demanding that Chim-Chim be played by an actual ape actor. If they refuse and instead use computers and a guy in a motion capture suit, I say we boycott the resulting cinematic atrocity! APE POWER NOW!

  • April 13, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I'd love to see Billy Zane as Racer X....

    by Otter

    ... now THAT would complete a perfect cast.

  • April 13, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer 2: Tokyo Drift

    by Zarles

    You know it's coming, and you know Vin Diesel already has a cameo in it.

  • April 13, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Baba Booey for Chim Chim!

    by uss cygnus

    ...All too easy. *force activates carbon freeze*

  • April 13, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I would fuck her

    by Jabba the Slut

    yes indeedy

  • April 13, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Lancelot Link!

    by toadkillerdog

    I did not think anyone would remeber that great thespian/spy/rock star from the seventies. Kid Z - you made my day! Yes, he would have been the definitive Chim Chim. No Olsen twin jokes here though.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Good to see Christina Ricci getting roles again.

    by rbatty024

    Although, it's too bad she had to start starving herself to get these roles. Damn you Hollywood!

  • April 13, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    How many times???

    by James_O'Nasty

    Are they going to bring up that "Racer X was, in actuality, Speed's older brother, who had run away, years ago..." Who will be Spridal? And please Ms. Sarandon, keep your dirty politics out of the movie!!!

  • April 13, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    She already looks like an Anime drawing...

    by blackmantis

    ...with that giant head of hers. Eh, she'll be fine. The source material isn't exactly a sacred text.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Get outta my dreams, and into my car...

    by Billyeveryteen


  • April 13, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    No, this girl looks like an Anime drawing

    by TrueLies

    No kidding:

  • April 13, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen as Racer X

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody


  • April 13, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Damn you, Wachowski Brothers

    by Mr Incredible

    I'll get the ball rolling right now. Feel free to jump in. I would have thought Dennis Farina as Pops Racer, but who knows.

  • April 13, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen is (I think) too old... based on...

    by stlfilmwire

    the age of pops and who they cast as speed. I wish they had cast an older pops and older speed racer and called this movie a new adventure or something...

  • April 13, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I predict this movie will......

    by Forestal

    Suck huge TAINT

  • April 13, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by TheUglyBaby


  • April 13, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Ricci looks like an Anime girl



  • April 13, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Does anyone really doubt...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...that when the lights come up at the end of this movie (for those of you who go to see it) you'll be sitting there thinking, "What the hell was *that* supposed to be?"<p> Which is pretty much what I was doing after each of the two Matrix sequels. V for Vendetta was a little bit of an improvement but not enough to really get me excited about a Speed Racer movie. I (along with everyone I know) stopped watching the cartoon at the age of four.

  • April 13, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Ricci in Speed Racer...

    by Veni Vidi Vici


  • April 13, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Pumpkin head

    by Zath_ras

    There's gonna be some serious wind drag with the top down.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Less than original

    by Zath_ras

    Guess I should've read some postings before I threw out my "big head" joke. As overused as Sulu anal jokes at the Shatner roast.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by Suckmuckduck999

    Is Hollywood so out of ideas that they keep on continuing to make sequels and live-action versions of cartoons?

  • April 13, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Swayze as Racer X!

    by uss cygnus

    "It's my way...or the highway."

  • April 13, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by captainkrk


  • April 13, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ...fivehead?!!? (chortle!)

  • April 13, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Ricci is only doing this movie

    by emeraldboy

    Cause her last few films have bombed. Nothing wrong with a few tankers in your career. She may have hoped that being poster cahined to a radiator may have worked wonders....Black Snake, what now?

  • April 13, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    What was the name of that movie she did and

    by emeraldboy

    Fat harvey weinsteing sat on for five years and ate before spitting out on DVD. It was that Wurtzel lady's book. Prozac nation. I think?

  • April 13, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by scidog68

    ...You, Sir, are my new favorite human. "Chesticles" indeed!

  • April 13, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I like her, but...

    by MechaTruffautMk2

    ...she's way too old. The guy playing Speed was old enough, but Ricci is even older still. Weren't these characters, at most, 16? I do like the casting and I think the movie will turn out boss from what I've heard so far, but I think the age will kind of spoil the iconic image of the characters. Maybe you guys don't care, but it has to be said. I guess everybody will be CGI deyoungified. Reeves too, if he is Racer X, is awesome, but he's over 40 by now. Sarandon and Goodman are about to keel over, now that I mention it, though I love them.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by scidog68

    Should be played by a midget Puerto Rican with Tourettes. Just, ya' know.....for kicks.

  • April 13, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Christina Ricci? Oooooooh!

    by Johnno

    The one I want is... THAT GIRL!!!

  • April 13, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by iamnicksaicnsn

    My one criticism is that they didn't show her breasts ENOUGH!

  • April 13, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    ricci hot?

    by sokitome

    Really u guys think she's hot? OH well i do believe she's a talented actress but Hot? oh well i guess it's a matter of personal taste

  • April 13, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    It doesn't really matter

    by Quin the Eskimo

    but is Larry Wachowski still a dude, or is it Linda?

  • April 13, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    My interest in seeing this is about at negative

    by superninja

    1. So I guess Trixie is now going to be modernized by being a melancholy sourpuss?

  • April 13, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I hope she likes acting against a green screen

    by Mike_D

    Because thats how they make films.

  • April 13, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Love how she tries to make Trixie sound DEEP

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    "I LOVE how she's, like, down for... whatever... ADVENTURE they've gotta do." BWAH-HA-HAAAAA!!! Funny stuff! :) Maybe she'll voice "Sweet Polly Purebread" for the Underdog film, too.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I loved Black Snake Moan

    by DonMagicWan

    But Ricci DOES have a big ass head...not that I was looking at her head. Side note - her acting was pretty damn good in that flick.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Should've been Rachael Leigh Cook..

    by Playkins

    If Ricci doesn't look too old, neither would Cook. She looks like a living anime character, to boot. Something about Ricci always makes me want to smack her. Kind of smug-looking or something.

  • April 13, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    What's with the bowl haircut?

    by Pound Sand

    not fapworthy AT ALL.

  • April 14, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Visually, I hope they go for something very

    by superninja

    pop and iconic. V made me think they can pull a very interesting visual look off. Although, I'm still trying to figure out why the heck Speed's parents are involved and of course the mention of "modern tension" always causes one's eyes to roll.

  • April 14, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST


    by MarkoOhNo

    She should work well. Besides, any excuse to see Ricci on a big screen is a welcome one. ;) She's got beauty & then some. Nearly identical to a girl I used to date.

  • April 14, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Sorry but I just gotta say it........

    by mesohorny

    Ricci's 8head gotta eat!!!! But, yeah, I'd drop a load on that noggin. There, now I feel better.

  • April 14, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    That's not a forehead, it's an eighthead!

    by Pound Sand

    Thanks, I'll be in the TINO talkbacks all week.

  • April 14, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Again I say: Damn you, Wachowski Brothers

    by Mr Incredible

    Hey, you might as well start now, because the hate for this movie is coming.

  • April 14, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by felt pelt

  • April 14, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by MarkoOhNo

    The only thing that really pisses me off about this: when I first saw it, I thought the topic read "Christina Ricci drops her top..."

  • April 14, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    "Weren't these characters, at most, 16"

    by Triumph poops!

    I hardly doubt -- unless this was a live action show on the Disney Channel -- that anyone would buy into a 16 year old driving the most advanced car in the world in major racing events around the globe. I don't know why people alway think of Speed being SO young, even looking at the cartoon. He and Trixie were youthful, but they're clearly NOT teens. They're early to mid 20-somethings...Racer X is more like a full grown man, 30-ish...and Pops is still vigorous in his early 50's. Which is EXACTLY the age casting we're seeing so far.<p>My only gripe is Sarandon. She's actually OLDER than Goodman, by about 6 years. Someone above noted Speed's mom was clearly a babe, too, so I would've preferred a hotter MILF in her Forties as opposed to someone who has now officially entered her SIXITES (and yes, Sarandon has) and who's OLDER than Pops...