On the heels of reports that Charlize Theron was joining the cast of "Fast 8," franchise star Dwayne Johnson made the news official with a post on Instagram. The Rock welcomed his "good bud and all around bad ass" — no stranger to racing in cars after "Mad Max: Fury Road" — to the "Furious" family by saying, "When MTV asked her how she felt about coming in and playing the villain, her response was classic and the reason why I love that woman.. she said, "I'm coming to mess that shit up!"
Want to officially welcome my good bud and all around bad ass Charlize Theron to FAST & FURIOUS 8. When MTV asked her how she felt about coming in and playing the villain, her response was classic and the reason why I love that woman.. she said, "I'm coming to mess that shit up!" #WreckShit #BringIt #FF8 #DaddysGottaGoToWork
Theron joins franchise newcomers Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju. In addition, Eva Mendes will return for the first time since "2 Fast 2 Furious" as former Customs agent Monica Fuentes. Star and producer Vin Dieselpreviously revealed that "Fast 8" would take place in New York City.
"Fast 8" opens in theaters April 14, 2017.
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