'Speed Racer' has a mom?
Susan Sarandon and John Goodman are in talks to play the parents of Emile Hirsch in Speed Racer, a live-action film based on the ever-popular anime, the Hollywood Reporter says. Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown) is Speed, natch, and Goodman will likely play Pops, but Matrix masterminds Larry and Andy Wachowski are planning to make Sarandon “the backbone of the family as well as the Mach 5 Go Racing Team,” according to the Reporter. We don’t like it: Trixie was all the feminine window dressing we needed. Casting for Trixie and Racer X is still underway, in case you’re curious. Expect another Wachowski disaster in Summer 2008. [Photo: AP]