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Woah, is Charlize Theron playing the villain in Fast & Furious 8?

Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road star Charlize Theron is in talks to join the cast of upcoming action film Fast 8 with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as the new villain.

hollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2016 15:17 IST
Charlize Theron in a still from Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa.
Charlize Theron in a still from Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa.

Oscar-winning Mad Mac: Fury Road star Charlize Theron is in talks to join the cast of upcoming action film Fast 8, as the new villain.

While it’s unclear where negotiations stand currently, sources close to the situation say that the Universal Pictures is eager to add Theron to the ensemble cast, reports variety.com.

Read: Vin Diesel shares first picture of Fast and Furious 8

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham are all expected to return, along with other franchise favourites. It was announced in October that following the success of Straight Outta Compton, F Gary Gray would direct the project. The film is dated to release on April 17 next year.

Watch a clip of Theron in action in Mad Max: Fury Road here

Read: Fast and Furious 8 to make history, begins with shooting location

Theron is next attached to star in The Gray Man, but the film is going through a rewrite to change the main character from male to female, making it possible to fit both movies into her schedule. She is currently filming spy thriller The Coldest City.

Read: Vin Diesel reveals Fast and Furious 9 and 10 release dates

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