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Cars 3 is gearing up with a starry voice cast.
The Pixar threequel has added Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria, Disney announced Thursday. The trio join Owen Wilson reprising his starring role as world champion racer Lightning McQueen, who is blindsided by a new generation of racers and struggling to get back on track.
“We’re introducing some fun and really appealing characters in Cars 3, so we really wanted to find the right voices to help us breathe life into them,” director Brian Fee said in a statement. “We hit a homerun with this group; I couldn’t be happier.”
Washington will voice Natalie Certain, a highly respected analyst who excels in her ability to evaluate a racer’s statistics, but she could be underestimating the importance of determination. Fillion will voice Sterling, a brilliant and dapper businesscar who runs one of the most successful elite training facilities in the country, but is also driven to ensure all of his investments pay off. DeLaria will voice Miss Fritter, a local legend whose formidable school-bus size is intimidating, but it’s her smokestacks of doom, razor-sharp stop sign and crazy collection of her victims’ license plates that usually steers her opponents in the other direction.
Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will also voice Hamilton, a fully loaded, built-in voice command assistant.
They join Cristela Alonzo as unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and Armie Hammer as sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm. The cast also includes Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Lloyd Sherr, Tony Shalhoub and Bob Costas.
Disney will release Cars 3 on June 16.
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