Pixar's Cars 2 is exciting a lot of people who like talking cars and cool spy adventures (I'm pretty sure an interest in at least one of those two subjects covers 90% of Earth's population). Now it seems that fans of John Turturro can also get in on the fun - the actor has signed on to play Francesco Bernoulli, rival to Owen Wilson's Lightning McQueen. Check out this eerily elaborate backstory for a character in a Disney cartoon:
"Francesco Bernoulli grew up in the shadow of the famous Monza race course in Italy where he and his friends would sneak onto the track and race the famous Pista di Alta Velocita bank turn. He was an instant winner on the amateur circuit and soon became an international Formula Racer champion. The ladies love Francesco’s open wheels, youngsters look up to his winning spirit and fellow racers envy his speed. But Francesco’s biggest fan is Francesco himself, as evidenced by his racing number. As the most famous race car in Europe, #1 Francesco is a favorite to win the World Grand Prix, which also makes him Lightning McQueen’s chief rival."

Cool, now I know way too much about an Italian talking car in a kids' movie. Thanks, internet. Cars 2 is set for a June 24th premiere. (via Comingsoon.net)