Thursday, 18 February 2016

Charlize Theron in talks for Fast 8 villain

Fast & Furiosa? Following her astonishing performance as the amputee heroine in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), the team behind the Fast & Furious franchise are thinking Charlize Theron could be just as entertaining as the big bad. According to Deadline she is in early talks to join Fast 8.

Surprisingly, this latest news has not popped up via Vin Diesel's usual social media channels, and it sounds as though it is still at a very embryonic stage. Universal Pictures are apparently eager to make this work, but it will depend on her schedule and any deal.

Still, the prospect of Theron as scheming villain going up against Dom and the gang, is certainly a fun and intriguing one.

Not much is official about Fast 8 as yet, beyond F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) directing, Diesel starring and producing and the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham reporting back for duty.

Shooting is set to kick off in the spring, with New York targeted as the first likely location beyond soundstage work in Atlanta. The film will be with us on 14 April 2017.

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