Charlize Theron snagged a role in the “Fast 8” the next installment in Universal’s long-running “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The 40-year-old South African-born actress and model is an Academy Award-winning star of movies like Monster, Prometheus, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The latest installment begins production this summer with a planned April 14, 2017, release. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez will reprise their roles, with F. Gary Gray taking over the directing reins. Neil Moritz and Diesel will produce.
Congrats on the new role, Charlize!
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) April 7, 2016