Charlize Theron Joins the Cast of ‘Fast 8

By April 7, 2016

Ask and you shall receive I suppose.

Following the very recent casting of Game of Thrones‘ Kristofer Hivju as a tough henchman in Fast 8, the film has reportedly found its lead villain as well in one of the best actresses working in Hollywood today.

Variety confirms that after being in talks for the role for the past several months, Mad Max: Fury Road actress Charlize Theron has reportedly signed on to star in the franchise’s eighth installment. While details surrounding the character remain vague for the time being as well, Theron is expected to play some kind of villain in the film.

The actress was reportedly originally approached for the film when work initially began on the film’s script, but Theron was hesitant to come onboard until the story was finished. Now that her schedule has opened up as well, it looks like the franchise is about to have a refreshing change of pace from its male-heavy streak of lead villains.

Theron has proven herself to be one of the most reliably great actresses in Hollywood today too, and if she’s on board for Fast 8 then I suppose I am too, especially after the franchise’s recent increase in quality over its past few films.

Fast 8 will hit theatres on April 14th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable