LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Larry and Andy Wachowski
are adding "Lost" star Matthew Fox to their "Speed Racer"
Fox is in final negotiations to play Racer X in the
live-action update of the 1960s cartoon, which the brothers
behind the "Matrix" franchise are writing and directing.
In addition, Australian actor Kick Gurry is in negotiations
to play Sparky, Speed's hippie mechanic.
Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and John
Goodman already are on board the film, which will shoot in the
summer in Berlin. Warner Bros. is eyeing a summer 2008 bow.
"Speed" centers on a young race car driver, Speed (Hirsch),
and his quest for glory in his thundering, gadget-laden Mach 5.
Fox will play Speed's mysterious racing rival, an enigmatic
soldier of fortune. He was recently in theaters with "We Are
Kick's credits include Alex Proyas' "Garage Days" and the
Weinstein Co.'s "Daltry Calhoun."