Fast X is by far one of the most interesting and anticipated projects in recent memory. With production well underway for the tenth film in the franchise star Vin Diesel has revealed that a huge name has joined the cast in the latest announcement. According to Diesel, cinematic legend, Rita Moreno is joining the Fast family as Dominic Toretto’s (Diesel) grandmother.
Check out the official announcement via Vin Diesel’s Instagram below!
Moreno joins other recent cast additions Alan Ritchson, Brie Larson, Jason Momoa, and Daniela Melchior. Additionally, Now You See Me director Louis Letterier is set to direct, replacing Justin Lin, who recently departed the project.
Vin Diesel will return to the franchise that made him famous along with Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Sung Kang. While The Rock is unlikely to return to the film as Luke Hobbs, his former WrestleMania opponent John Cena will likely reprise his role from F9. Moreover, movie legend Helen Mirren also seems to be returning to the franchise as well. Additionally, Universal Pictures will release the feature on May 19, 2023.
Rita Moreno’s vast body of work includes supporting roles in classic films Singin’ in the Rain, The King and I, and the 1961 and 2021 film adaptations of West Side Story. Notably, Moreno is one of a few performers to have won the four major annual American entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Up next, Moreno joins Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and NFL legend Tom Brady in the upcoming sports comedy 80 For Brady.
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