Helen Mirren Actress joins "Fast and Furious 8"

"Eye in the Sky" and "Prime Suspect" actress, Helen Mirren, is the latest addition to the upcoming "Furious 8" movie.

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Helen Mirren has joined cast of the upcoming "Furious 8."

The actress confirmed this in an interview with Elle, where she also revealed her love for cars.

“Well, yes. I’ve always rather loved driving. I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive if I do drive in it.’ But we’ll see," the actress said.

In March 2015, the actress revealed that her greatest ambition is to be in a "Fast and Furious" movie. "I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie," she had said.

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Other recent confirmations include Kristofer Hivju as a henchman to the film's villain, which will be played by Charlize Theron, and Scott Eastwood as a protégé of Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody.

"Furious 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 franchise, Vin Diesel, announced 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, the seventh film in franchise stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Ludacris.

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