It looks like Scott Eastwood is heading for life in the fast lane!
The Longest Ride star has been cast in next year’s highly anticipated Fast 8, Deadline reports. He joins returning cast members Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham in the upcoming eighth installment of the popular action franchise.
Though no information has been released about Eastwood’s upcoming role, Universal teased that actor will be portraying an “exciting new character.” Considering all the mystery that’s currently surrounding his role, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing whether or not he’ll be facing off against Dom Torretto (Diesel) and his crew.
Eastwood’s casting comes hot off the heels of yet another huge casting announcement for Fast 8. Universal also announced just last week that Mad Max: Fury Road actress Charlize Theorn has also signed on to star in the upcoming film.
Set to hit theaters next year, Fast 8 will find Dom, Letty, and the rest of the team taking their fast-paced adventure to the streets of New York City.
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Fast 8 opens in theaters April 14, 2017.