'Fast and Furious' Spinoff 'Hobbs and Shaw' Adds Eiza Gonzalez to Cast
"Hobbs and Shaw" is getting a last-minute addition to the race.
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.