Variety reports, Helen Mirren is closing a deal to join Universal’s “Fast and Furious 8.” You can read the details of the installment below:
Mirren joins Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood as the franchise’s newest members. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson are all on board to return. “Straight Outta Compton” helmer F. Gary Gray is on board to direct, replacing James Wan, who helmed the last pic.
Neil Moritz and Diesel will produce.
Plot details are under wraps and production is currently underway. Shooting destinations include Cleveland, Atlanta and Cuba. The film is set to bow on Apr. 14, 2017.
Mirren is coming off a string of critically acclaimed performances in “Woman in Gold” and “Trumbo,” both of which earned her SAG Award nominations. She was most recently seen in “Eye in the Sky” opposite Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman, and just wrapped production on New Line’s “Collateral Beauty” with Will Smith.