Scott Eastwood joins Fast 8 as a character we’ve never seen before

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016 10:02 IST
Scott Eastwood will next be seen in Suicide Squad. (Twitter)

Actor Scott Eastwood is the new addition to the cast of upcoming Fast and Furious movie, Fast 8.

The 30-year-old actor will join will star alongside Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Charlize Theron and Kurt Russell, reported Us magazine.

“It’s hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it,” the Suicide Squad star wrote.

The actor went on to reveal some of the details about his character in the film.

“Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy,” he added.

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

Eastwood was a close friend of Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013 at the age of 40. Walker starred in the franchise as Brian O’Connor and was in the middle of filming Furious 7 when he passed away.

Read: Paul Walker’s daughter gets $10 million in settlement

“Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, travelled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true,” he added.

Apart from Eastwood, actress Charlize Theron is also a new addition in the cast.

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