With filming currently underway in London, England, Fast X, tenth installment of the saga Fast and Furiousannounces the signing of the legendary Rita MorenoOscar winner for West Side Storyto play Dominic Toretto’s grandmother.
The news was confirmed by a publication made by Vin Diesel on Instagram, star and producer of the action saga:
“It has always been my dream to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she is here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile,” says Diesel in the video posted and available after the jump, in which he is seen with Moreno. , and his co-star Michelle Rodriguez. “I’m so blessed,” Moreno replies, “You know what… I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice?” Rodríguez responds with, “Rita Moreno is here!”
- Moreno is the fourth Oscar winner to join the film. Previously, the signing of Brie Larson was announced, in addition to Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren, who reprise their roles as Cipher, and Queenie, respectively.
The tenth installment of the franchise will be directed by Louis Leterrierwho takes the baton of direction after the director and product Justin Lin, left the project due to creative differences. Leterrier has directed feature films such as The Transporter and its sequel, The Incredible Hulk (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), y Now You See Mee (2013). More recently, she directed some episodes of the series Lupin.
In addition to Diesel and Rodriguez, other cast members to make their return include Tyrese Gibson, Ludracris, Sung Kang, y Charlize Theron, reprising her role as the villainous Cipher, for the third film in a row. New cast members include Oscar winner, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel, Room), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), y Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad).
At the moment no details are known about the plot that will be addressed by the “family” and the villains in Fast X, although it is rumored that Momoa will be in charge of the villainous role.
A noticeably absent member? Dwayne Johnsonwho in recent months declined a public invitation made by Diesel to reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in the action saga.
Fast X It will be the penultimate installment of the Universal Pictures franchise.Well, there are already plans to close the Fast Saga with an eleventh film, which will also be directed by Lin.
Universal Pictures fixed the theatrical release of Fast X for May 19, 2023. The film saga is the highest grossing of the studio, accumulating in the global box office more than $6,600 million dollars.
You can find the original publication of Diesel following the link.