Kerry Washington signs up for Cars 3

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 March 2017
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington has joined the cast of 'Cars 3'

Kerry Washington has joined the cast of 'Cars 3'.

The 40-year-old actress - who appears in ABC drama 'Scandal' - has been announced as the latest star to join the voice cast the new Disney movie alongside Nathan Fillion and 'Orange Is The New Black's' Lea De Laria.

Disney revealed the additional names on Thursday (09.03.17) and they join returning cast members such as Owen Wilson and Larry The Cable Guy as well as newcomers Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer.

The new American 3D computer-animated sports comedy-drama film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, focuses on Wilson's racing champ Lightning McQueen who is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. He enlists the help of young race technician Cruz Ramirez (Alonzo) with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet'.

The film is being directed by Brian Fee.

Washington will play Natalie Certain, a respected statistical analyst.

Fillion plays Sterling, a brilliant business car who runs Rust-eze Racing Center. DeLaria is Miss Fritter, a local legend at the Thunder Hollow Speedway demolition derby. Formula One world champ Lewis Hamilton is also aboard as the voice of Ramirez's built-in voice command assistant.

It's the third installment in the 'Cars' franchise and Fee also worked as a storyboard artist on 'Cars' in 2006 and 'Cars 2' 2011'.

The third installment is expected to be released on June 16.

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