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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Emile Hirsch In Talks For Wachowski Bros. "Speed Racer"

The guy that was lucky enough to hook up with Elisha Cuthbert in The Girl Next Door may also be the chosen one to pilot the iconic Mach 5

Emile Hirsch is in talks to star in "Speed Racer," the live-action version of the anime cartoon being directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.
Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that was retooled for North American audiences, "Speed Racer" follows the adventures of young race car driver Speed (Hirsch) 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 arch-rival, Racer X.

I can totally see Hirsch in that white and red bodysuit and helmet. Also, dont you think his face is sublty kind of anime-like in a way, too?


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