By Matt O'Bryant
Its official! Charlize Theron has been cast in the highly anticipated Fast & The Furious sequel recently titled Fast 8. It has been rumored for awhile that she would be joining the cast as most likely the next big baddie to take on the crew this time around. Get the finer details from The Wrap below:
"Charlize Theron has officially joined the cast “Fast 8,” the next installment in Universal’s long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise, sources confirm to Variety.
Details behind the role are vague, but she’s expected to be playing some sort of villain. The studio went to the star early for the role, but because the script was still being written, Theron did not want to commit to anything until a finished draft was completed.
Even after a script was finished by Chris Morgan and Theron was happy with the end result, she still had to weigh her options as the actress was also attached to star in the Sony spy thriller “The Grey Man,” which is considered a huge franchise opportunity for Theron and Sony. Insiders say since the “Grey Man” script was originally intended for a man, Sony had the script rewritten; because of delays in delivering a brand new script, Theron’s schedule opened up, eventually leading to talks with the two parties."
Fast 8 is set to hit theaters on April 14th, 2017.
SOURCE: THE WRAP