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The "Fast and Furious" female spinoff is hitting the gas pedal, with three writers hired to pen the script.

Back in October, Vin Diesel, the star and executive producer of the billion-dollar franchise, teased the possibility of a female-led "Fast and Furious" spinoff. The franchise is already in the middle of launching a spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw," which opens in July. But the idea of an offshoot, possibly focused on Michelle Rodriguez, began gathering steam.

Now, Diesel has seemingly confirmed that it's happening. In the caption of the photo, which featured himself with sister and franchise producer Samantha Vincent, he revealed they had recently heard a "very exciting" pitch for the spinoff from writers Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.



Perlman came out of the Marvel Studios' writers program and has credits on the original script for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain Marvel." Beer wrote the Netflix movie "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" and is attached to the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot. And Robertson-Dworet wrote the recent "Tomb Raider" movie. All three were part of the Hasbro shared universe writers' room.

Should their script be accepted by Universal, and if "Hobbs and Shaw" is a hit, it seems likely that the project will go into acceleration mode. The main "Fast and Furious" are money-making machines, so expanding the universe seems like a no-brainer.