"Hobbs and Shaw" is getting a last-minute addition to the race.
"Baby Driver" breakout actress Eiza Gonzalez is joining the cast of the "Fast and Furious" spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Filming has already begun on the movie.
Variety reports that executives wanted Gonzalez for the project all along but had to work around her schedule for "Godzilla vs. Kong," which is about to begin shooting.
The movie pairs agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) with onetime-antagonist Deckard Shaw (Statham) . The two weren't exactly friends in the "Fast and Furious" films, but will have a common enemy in Idris Elba, who plays an international terrorist leader named Brixton. They're joined by Deckard's sister, Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby), in taking the criminal mastermind down. It's unclear what Gonzalez's role will be.
"Hobbs and Shaw" opens in theaters August 2, 2019.
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and Shaw first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw's sister - these two enemies must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Read More