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Charlize Theron joins Furious 8, expected to play villain

on April 07, 2016, 2:57pm

Over the years, the Fast and Furious franchise has opened its car doors for a wide assortment of actors, both young and veteran. What started with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the late Paul Walker has since become a rogues gallery featuring everyone from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Ludacris to Kurt Russell.

Well, now you can add Charlize Theron.

As Variety reports, the Mad Max: Fury Road star has joined Furious 8 for an undisclosed role, though it’s expected she will be playing the villain. From the get-go, Theron was unwilling to commit until she could read the script, which screenwriter Chris Morgan recently finished. Obviously, she was happy with the end result.

Production on the F. Gary Gray-directed film begins this summer. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Michelle Rodriguez have all agreed to return. The film hits theaters April 14th, 2017 via Universal.