Eddie Izzard, John Turturro Join “Cars 2”

It was recently revealed at the New York Toy Fair that Eddie Izzard and John Turturro have joined the voice cast of the upcoming “Cars” sequel for Pixar and Disney says the trades.

Turturro will play the arrogant Francesco Bernoulli, an Italian Formula 1 car which serves as a major rival to Owen Wilson’s Lightning McQueen.

Izzard plays Miles Axelrod, an oil tycoon-turned-environmentalist who sold off his billions, converted himself to run on electricity and has now set out to find alternative fuels.

Pixar chief John Lasseter is set to cameo as a character called John Lassetires in the project which has a cast that also includes returning names like Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Keaton and Jenifer Lewis, along with the likes of Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann, Joe Mantegna and Peter Jacobson.