Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Huntsman: Winter's War" - Red CarpetThings are getting "Fast and Furiosa"!

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!"

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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