After 7 successful movies from the Fast & Furious franchise, it is now trying new thrilling stories and new star cast to give their audience a new and fresh feeling. Though Fast & Furious is all about action and high speed cars, still the franchise needs skillful actors to awe their audience. Hence they are bringing some fresh faces in Fast and Furious 8. It is already known that Helen Mirren is definitely one of them.
Helen Mirren is yet to be featured in any trailer or promotional footage for the film but now finally, we can comment about her role in the movie. She is going to play the role of the mother of Owen and Deckard Shaw in the movie.
Luke Evans, who played the cult role of Owen Shaw character in Fast & Furious 6, in an interview with Yahoo, recently mentioned about the role of the Mirren’s role as her mother.It is still unclear whether Owen Shaw will make any proper return in the next series. Evans did not mention any detail of Mirren’s character though.
In 2016, Helen Mirren showed interest in playing role in Fast & Furious as a villainous character and she said that she had interest in cars even before her official entitlement. In June, 2016 Fast & Furious franchise officially confirmed her presence in the movie. There has been a photo of Mirren and Van Diesel close together is already out in the market suggesting they will share the screen together in the movie. Also it has revealed that Mirren and Jason Statham have shot a scene for the movie behind an ambulance. It may also happen that crime starts to run in Shaw family and Mirren ends up playing villain’s role as per her wish.
Helen Mirren, 71 years old lady, is a veteran English actress is one of the few performers in the industry who have achieved the “Triple Crown of Acting.” She has won “Academy Awards” in best actress role in 2007. She received “Olivier Award” for best actress in 2013 and “Tony Award” for best actress in a play in 2015. She also won 3 consecutive BAFTA awards for best actress from 1992 to 1994.
The Fate of the Furious trailer shows Deckard Shaw and “The Rock” as Luke Hobbs in prison break and Deckard eventually helps figuring out why Dom betrayed the gang. We may also see a reunite with his mom in the movie.
Helen Mirren Asked Vin Diesel For a Role in The Fate Of The Furious
While the script was already set to be in the 8th installment of Fast And Furious series, Vin Diesel says that he immediately began working on writing a role for Helen Mirren into the film, less than a week after she first made her request: “People don’t know that I’m the one working for a year beforehand with the writers and coming up with the story. She came up to me at a party last year and said, ‘I want to be in Fast & Furious with you.’ The script was [already] greenlit, but she told the right person, because a week later she got written in.”
The Cast: Name any action heroes of modern days of Hollywood and he/she is present in the movie cast starting from Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, Jason Statham to Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges etc. Fast & Furious team is back with their 8th edition named as Fate of the Furious. The upcoming “Universal Pictures” action film is directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Chris Morgan and produced by Neal H. Mortiz and Vin Diesel himself. The release date of the Fate of the Furious all set on 14th April, 2017 in USA.