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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren joins Fast 8

on June 16, 2016, 11:13am

Well, this is just getting rigoddamndiculous: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is the latest all-star to join the Fast and Furious franchise.

The legendary British actress confirmed the news to Elle, saying: “I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8. 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. We’ll see how it transpires.”

Let’s be real, though. The 70-year-old dame is already quite the action star, especially over the last decade, having appeared in 2007’s National Treasure: Book of Secrets and both RED films. Here’s her kicking ass in the latter:

mirren red Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren joins Fast 8

Production on the F. Gary Gray-directed film begins this summer, starring Charlize TheronVin DieselDwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, and Michelle Rodriguez. The film hits theaters April 14th, 2017 via Universal.

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