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Charlize Theron officially joins Fast & Furious 8 as the villain

Charlize Theron is set to play villain in Fast & Furious 8 opposite the crew consisting of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.

hollywood Updated: Apr 09, 2016 12:23 IST
Charlize Theron is the greatest adversary ever.
Charlize Theron is the greatest adversary ever.(Twitter)

Hollywood star Charlize Theron is set to play villain in the next Fast & Furious film. Theron was confirmed as the new addition in the upcoming Fast & Furious 8, taking on the crew consisting of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson, reported USA Today.

“Our crew will face its greatest adversary ever in our next film as we welcome Charlize Theron to the Fast family,” the franchise’s social media accounts stated on Thursday.

The new Furious instalment, which does not have an official name, is being directed by F Gary Gray, with an April 14, 2017 release date. Second unit photography is underway in Iceland.

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The film marks the first time the crew will be without beloved franchise star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident during the time Furious 7 was in production but appeared throughout the box office smash.

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Furious 7 featured Jason Statham as villain Deckard Shaw, seemingly locked in an inescapable prison at the end of the film. No further details of Theron’s villain character were revealed.

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