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Jason Statham is no stranger to ensemble action flicks, enjoying a plum spot in the "Expendables" lineup since that franchise's inception. Now, as he's set to join another venerable action series -- "The Fast and the Furious" -- the star is speaking out about that film.

In an interview with Vanity Fair promoting his new movie, "Homefront," Statham raved about his experience working on "Fast 7." He's only spent four days on the film's set -- most of his scenes are set to be shot in 2014, he explained -- but said it's been good so far.

"I get to work with a lot of great people who I've always thought were decent," Statham said. "[T]he Rock ... is such a good chap, you know. We're doing a great fight sequence. And working with a pro like that was amazing."

Statham added that joining such an established, successful franchise was a bonus, too.

"It's nice being part of something so big because the pressure is off," he told Vanity Fair. "It's not just me."

Statham's back with his "Expendable" buddies next August. He makes his debut in "Fast and Furious 7" when the film hits theaters July 11, 2014.

[via Vanity Fair]
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