Deadpool 2 director (and Brad Pitt’s ex-stuntman) David Leitch to helm Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious spinoff? | hollywood | Hindustan Times
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Deadpool 2 director (and Brad Pitt’s ex-stuntman) David Leitch to helm Dwayne Johnson’s Fast & Furious spinoff?

Director David Leitch is in negotiations to helm the untitled Fast and Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

hollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2018 15:31 IST
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David Leitch at the premiere for Atomic Blonde.

Director David Leitch is in negotiations to helm the untitled Fast and Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

The film will focus on the characters Luke Hobbs (Johnson), a Diplomatic Security Service agent and Deckard Shaw (Statham), a criminal mastermind and an assassin, reported Variety.

Chris Morgan wrote the script, making it his sixth instalment in the franchise.

Director David Leitch on the set of Atomic Blonde.

Leitch came into the limelight after the success of John Wick, which he co-directed with Chad Stahelski, and last year’s Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron. Leitch began his career as a stuntman and stunt coordinator for Brad Pitt and the Matrix trilogy. He is currently awaiting the release of his latest directorial venture, Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin.

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First Published: Feb 08, 2018 15:28 IST