Kerry Washington has joined the voice cast of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, which is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017. In addition to Washington, franchise players including Owen Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy as well as newcomers Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, and Lea DeLaria
Washington will play Natalie Certain, a respected statistical analyst. Fillion is Sterling, a brilliant businesscar who runs Rust-eze Racing Center, one of the most successful elite training facilities in the country. 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.
Last year, Washington signed an overall deal with ABC Studios for her newly launched production company Simpson Street (named after the street where Washington’s mom grew up in the Bronx). Under the two-year agreement, Simpson Street will develop broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature. Washington is also executive producing ABC drama project Patrol, about four female LAPD officers, which is written by Chitra Elizabeth Sampath. Simpson Street’s first movie was the HBO film Confirmation, in which Washington starred as attorney and academic Anita Hill, and she is currently developing the upcoming TriStar film, The Perfect Mother and will produce Universal’s ‘City Of Saints & Thieves’.