The “Fast & Furious” movie franchise has a new Hollywood heartthrob y’all!
Scott Eastwood took to social media to confirm that he’s joining the cast of F. Gary Gray’s “Fast 8”, the 8th instalment in the popular film series. The 30-year-old actor and son of legendary actor/filmmaker Clint Eastwood also made it a point to pay tribute to the late Paul Walker.
In his Instagram post, Eastwood wrote, “It’s hard to put into words how excited I am for the next “Fast & Furious”. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it.”
“Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy,” the actor added.
He continued, “Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Paul – I am going to make you proud.”
Kurt Russell will be reprising his role as the mysterious Mr. Nobody from “Furious 7“. Eastwood won’t be the only newcomer in “Fast and Furious 8”. Charlize Theron, who had some experience with awesome car chases as Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road”, recently signed on to play a new antagonist.
Given the fact that the story details are kept hush-hush, we don’t know if Eastwood will be siding with Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, or he’ll be another character affiliated with Theron’s villain. We’re hoping for the former. The action scenes will primarily take place in New York City with production beginning as soon as next month.
— Scott Eastwood (@ScottEastwood) April 11, 2016
“Fast 8” is slated for release on 17th April 2017.