Just last week Charlize TheronÂ joined “Fast 8” and Monday (April 11), Scott Eastwood announced his involvement in latest installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
“To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. Itâ€™s a legacy. ” Eastwood explains
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It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it. Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz – I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin – thank you for the support and the insight. Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8
The Suicide Squad actor will be playing a new character who operates under Kurt Russell aka Mr Nobody from “Furious 7“.
“Paul was a close friend of mine,” Eastwood writes in his announcement on Instagram. “We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is.”
Eastwood ended his insta post with vowing to make Paul Walker proud. “Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8”
“Fast 8” hits theaters on April 14, 2017.
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