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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the world premiere of Speed Racer will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 26, 2008.
Scheduled to appear from the film: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Benno Furmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain, Richard Roundtree, Paulie Litt, Kick Gurry, Christian Oliver, Scott Porter, Milka Duno and producer Joel Silver. Other celebrities expected to attend include Mark Ballas, Stanton Barrett, Eric Braedon, Sabrina Bryan, Cheryl Burke, Jon Cryer, Joey Fatone, Jodie Foster, Ginnifer Goodwin, Noah Gray-Cabey, Angie Harmon, Julianne Hough, Matthew Lillard, Justin Long, Jennette McCurdy, Todd Oldham, Josh Peck, Tim Robbins, Roselyn Sanchez, Ed Sanders, Rick Schroder, Karina Smirnoff, Aimee Teegarden, Blair Underwood, Jon Voight, Eric Winter, and Kristi Yamaguchi.
The Nokia Theatre is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles.
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM, and the red carpet arrivals begin at 4:00 PM, with the screening beginning at 5:00 PM.
The movie opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 9th, 2008.
From the Wachowski brothers and producer Joel Silver, creators of the groundbreaking "The Matrix" trilogy, comes the high-octane family adventure "Speed Racer," which follows the adventures of the young race car driver Speed (Emile Hirsch) in his quest for glory in his thunderous Mach 5.
"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," produced the film under his Silver Pictures banner. Larry and Andy Wachowski and Grant Hill are also producers, with David Lane Seltzer and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.
"Speed Racer" stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Benno Furmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Asian pop superstar Rain, and Richard Roundtree. 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, in association with Anarchos Productions.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Press Release
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