Turturro & Izzard Get In Gear For Cars Sequel

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February 15, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

John Turturro and Eddie Izzard have landed new roles in the Cars sequel.
O Brother, Where Art Thou star Turturro will voice Italian race car Francesco Bernoulli, while British comedian Izzard will portray former oil baron Miles Axlerod.

The two additions were confirmed by Cars 2 director John Lasseter on Monday.

Lasseter also revealed the sequel would be “a spy movie”.

Other new characters in the film, which is scheduled for a June release, include superspy Holley Shiftwell, voiced by British actress Emily Mortimer.