Racer Sidelined By Korean Rain

South Korean pop music star Rain, the nemesis of freedom’s most virile defender Stephen Colbert, is tipped to play a role in the Wachowski brothers action adventure film “Speed Racer.”

Rain will make his Hollywood debut in the film says one of his managers to IHT.Com who adds that negotiations are underway but certainly not yet complete.

Rain, aka. Jung Ji-hoon, played a lead role in the 2006 South Korean film “I’m a Cyborg, but that’s OK” directed by Park Chan-wook.

Shooting on “Speed Racer” takes place in Germany this summer and Warner Bros. plans to release it in May next year.