Roundtree Joins ‘Speed Racer’

roundtree.gifThis is a cool bit of casting news. Shaft himself, Richard Roundtree, has joined the cast of the upcoming Speed Racer movie. Roundtree will play the role of Ben Burns, a racer-turned-commentator who is an icon to the fans and a hero to Speed.

This movie already has a pretty dynamite cast — Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman — and I’m quite happy with this addition. Filming for the movie has already begun and its expected to be in theaters May 9, 2008.

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