“Reacher” breakout star Alan Ritchson is in talks to join “Fast X,” the tenth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The film will open in theaters May 19, 2023. The film recently kicked off production.
Louis Letterier is set to direct, replacing Justin Lin who departed the project.
Star Vin Diesel also previously revealed that Brie Larson was set to join the “Fast” family for the new film, and in a recent interview with TheWrap, Helen Mirren hinted that she was hoping that she could return to the franchise as well.
Portuguese actress Daniela Melchior, who broke out playing Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad,” is in talks to join the cast of “Fast 10,” as TheWrap exclusively reported.
One actor who won’t be in “Fast X” is Dwayne Johnson, who made his lack of official presence last summer. “I wish them well on ‘Fast 9,’” the actor said. “And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies they do that will be without me.” Johnson further resisted a public plea by Diesel later last year for him to reprise his role as Hobbs in the planned final installations in the franchise.
“F9: The Fast Saga” opened last June and brought in $726 million worldwide as part of Universal’s multi-billion dollar mega franchise.
Deadline first reported the news.
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