News Brief

The Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live was scheduled to host the world premiere of Speed Racer on Saturday, April 26 (Los Angeles Downtown News went to press before the event). Speed Racer is the latest film from Andy and Larry Wachowski, the brothers who also wrote and directed The Matrix trilogy (one of the Matrix sequels also premiered Downtown, in the Walt Disney Concert Hall). Producer Joel Silver and actors from the film, including Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and Asian pop star Rain, were expected to attend. With the event, the 7,100-seat theater will now add movie premieres to its list of entertainment programming.

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