Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood Join Cast of ‘Fast & Furious 8’

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
April 11, 2016 Updated: April 11, 2016

“Fast & Furious 8” announced two new members to its already star-studded cast—Charlize Theron and Scott Eastwood. 

The movie franchise announced via its Twitter page on April 7 that Theron will join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Vin Diesel in the action-packed film.

The beautiful actress, whose said her attractive looks have hindered acting jobs, will play a villain in the F. Gary Gray directed film.

Theron just won Best Female Performance for “Mad Max: Fury Road” at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on April 9.

The April 11 announcement of Scott Eastwood’s casting was also via the movie’s Twitter page.

Eastwood is playing the protege of Kurt Russell’s federal agent, which, in turn, means Russell is returning to the film.

Universal’s biggest franchise faced adversity when actor Paul Walker unexpectedly died in an explosive accident in 2013.  

The original cast member was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when Rodas lost control of the vehicle. Roger Rodas’s estate recently shelled out $10.1 million to Walker’s daughter, Meadow.