Number 95 Lightning McQueen is still a hotshot racecar, but his rookie days are past him. Now a permanent resident of Radiator Springs, Lightning has become a bona fide worldwide celebrity as winner of four Piston Cups.
After his latest win, Lightning returns home to enjoy life in the slow lane for a while with sweetheart Sally, best friend Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is unexpectedly cut short when Mater inadvertently prompts Lightning to enter the World Grand Prix, a high profile, three-part exhibition race that will take him around the globe.
With a fresh custom paint job and real, working headlights, Lightning sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime. But competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his wide-eyed best friend may not be the pit chief nor ambassador he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain.
Owen Wilson began his career as an undergrad in Austin, Texas, where he and roommate Wes Anderson cowrote the 1993 indie short Bottle Rocket, starring the comic actor and his brother Luke.
After moving to Hollywood, Wilson continued to collaborate with Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) between high-profile roles in Shanghai Noon and Wedding Crashers. His string of successful comedies cemented his place in Hollywood’s “Frat Pack” with Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
But in 2007, the funny man with his mop of blond hair and crooked nose, revealed a darker side when he attempted suicide shortly after his split from You, Me and Dupree costar Kate Hudson. Wilson has since bounced back, returning to work and starting a family with girlfriend Jade Duell, with whom welcomed son, Robert Ford Wilson, in January 2011.
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