Rumors have circulated that Charlize Theron will be joining the all-star cast of “Fast and Furious 8,” and on Thursday, the franchise officially confirmed her role.
Charlize Theron didn’t want to commit yet, even with an early offer on the table, until she received a finished script. However, once everything seemed to look good to her, it was only a matter of making FAST 8 work within her busy schedule. Those arrangements have now been made and she is a go.
This will be the first time a woman has had the opportunity to square off against Dom and his family/crew, so it’ll be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out, particularly in the action sequences. I previously wouldn’t have anticipated seeing Theron throw down against Vin Diesel, but after watching her dish out a handy ass-beating to Tom Hardy in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, anything is possible.
Also joining the FAST 8 cast is Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane (the Wilding with the phenomenal beard beyond the Wall), on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. Hivju is expected to play one of Theron’s main henchman, which fits him well.
Fast and Furious 8 is scheduled for release on April 14, 2017.