"Fast 8" Kristofer Hivju joins "Fast and Furious" franchise as villain

Popular for his role as Tormund Giantsbane on "Game of Thrones," Kristofer Hivju has joined "Fast 8" in a villainous role.

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According to a report by Wrap, Kristofer Hivju who plays Tormund Giantsbane on "Game of Thrones," has joined "Fast 8" as a villain.

The actor will play a henchman to the film's villain, who reportedly could be played by Charlize Theron.

'Fast 8' which will debut  April 14, 2017, will be directed by 'Straight Outta Compton' director, F. Gary Gray.

Producer and co-creator of the recording breaking 'Fast and Furious' franchise, Vin Diesel, recently revealed the release dates for the 9th and 10th installments as April 19, 2019 and  April 2, 2021 respectively.

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'Furious 7' which was released April 2015, brought in over $1.5bn in the global box office, contributing to Universal Studio's 2015 record breaking achievement.

Directed by James Wan, 'Furious 7' stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Ludacris.

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