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In pics: Vin Diesel shoots for Fast & Furious 8 in Cuba, makes history

Fast and Furious 8 has officially started shooting in Cuba and history is being made. Check out these images of Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez on Havana’s streets.

hollywood Updated: Apr 29, 2016 17:26 IST
HT Correspondent
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Actor Vin Diesel drives a vintage American car next to actress Michelle Rodriguez and another unidentified person in the back seat, after a session of filming of the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, on Havana's malecon, in Cuba, Thursday.(AP)

Fast cars, beautiful women and a pumped-up Vin Diesel. Fast and Furious 8 has officially started shooting in Cuba, a first for any American film since 1961, and it seems the country has been taken over by cars.

Make it cars and Vin Diesel. The franchise’s Dom Toretto was everywhere – pumping the air, posing for selfies and keeping the tempo high. He was accompanied by film’s star Michelle Rodriguez as they drove down Havana’s roads in a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser.

Read: Charlize Theron officially joins Fast & Furious 8 as the villain

Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez film for the latest installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise in Cuba. One of the most successful movie franchises in Hollywood, it has grossed billions worldwide with films that pay tribute to souped-up street-racing cars and carefully planned multi-million dollar heists. (AP)

Director F Gary Grey was close on their heels, capturing the action on the camera. The 48-year-old action star told media: ‘Right now I’m with my director F. Gary Grey. We worked together maybe 17 years ago. And we’re at a place that nobody ever thought would be possible.”

Actor Vin Diesel drives a vintage American car next to actress Michelle Rodriguez and another unidentified person in the back seat while shooting Fast and Furious 8 in Havana. (AP)

Dom is supposed to have Cuban roots so this is a sort of a homecoming for Vin’s character. “We’re just really proud to be here, man. This is paradise. We’re in Cuba, where the Torettos started. It’s Fast 8,” the actor told Daily Mail.

We have more images from the Fast & Furious 8 shoot. Check them out...

Cubans look on at one of the helicopters from Universal Studios during the shooting of Fast & Furious 8 in Havana. (AFP)

Cubans take snapshots of cars used during the shooting of Fast & Furious 8 in Havana. (AFP)

Cubans look at one of the helicopters from Universal Studios of Hollywood used during the shooting of Fast & Furious 8 in Havana. (AFP)

Cubans look at cars used during the shooting of Fast & Furious 8 in Havana. (AFP)

And last, the poster of Furious 8 which was previously shared by Vin Diesel...

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