Charlize Theron Officially Joins ‘Fast & Furious 8’

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Charlize Theron is heading from Fury Road to the Furious franchise!

Deadline reports that the Mad Max star is the latest actor to join the Fast & Furious family. Theron will join the cast of the upcoming Fast 8, set to begin production next month. The studio announced that the actress will be playing a brand-new character, and we have yet to learn whether she’ll be working with or against Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) crew.

Of course, Theron will be in good company when filming begins. Also returning for the eighth installment of the franchise are a slew of familiar faces including Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.

During an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last October, Diesel announced that the next installment of the thrilling action series would be set in New York City

“Something that people don’t know is the first movie came from a Vibe article that was about street races in New York,” Diesel told Fallon. “The director and producer at the time reset the whole movie in LA. But the Vibe article that the whole franchise was started from actually originated in New York so we’re finally bringing it back home, baby!”

We’re definitely looking forward to seeing how Charlize Theron and the rest of the Furious crew fair on the streets of New York City when the film finally hits theaters!

Furious 8 is set to open on April 14, 2017.