Vin Diesel is revving his engine and gearing up for an all-female Fast & Furious spin-off. Universal’s long-running action franchise has come a long way from its street racing days.
The Fast & Furious franchise has moved at breakneck speed since its humble roots with The Fast and the Furious back in 2011. It seems like the road is a long and winding one with plenty of petrol still in the tank. Although there’s no news on what the female-first outing will be about, Diesel has listed some major talent to help craft his vision.
Posting on Instagram, Diesel shared an update and listed the powerful women who are writing the movie. The picture included Diesel alongside his sister/franchise producer Samantha Vincent. Using the opportunity, Diesel welcomed writers Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet to the family.
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As you know, there are three new spin offs that We have promised Universal… well this week we heard a pitch for the Fast female protagonist driven spinoff I created in 2017, and you can tell by the smile on Samantha’s face it was VERY exciting. Shout out to Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Welcome to the Fast FAMILY…
It’s a who’s who of female writers with some pretty impressive credentials. Robertson-Dworet co-wrote the script for Disney’s upcoming Captain Marvel and was attached to write Sony’s Silver & Black before the project was axed.
Perlman had a hand in Captain Marvel, wrote the first Guardians of the Galaxy, AND has written the treatment for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow standalone. Finally, Beer wrote the treatment for Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and is attached to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
It’s going to be a busy few years for the FF team. Later this year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham will star alongside Idris Elba for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Elsewhere, the whole team will reunite for Fast 9 and supposedly round off the franchise with a tenth main series movie — are you keeping up?
One person who is tipped to get behind the wheel of the all-female movie is Michelle Rodriguez. The Lost star is known for playing Letty in the Fast & Furious movies and has been outspoken about the lack of female roles in the adrenaline-pumped series. Letty was apparently killed in 2009’s Fast & Furious before making her miraculous return in Fast Five (the movie that jumped the shark).
While it’s unclear who will lead the cast of fast females, Rodriguez and Nathalie Emmanuel (Ramsey) are likely candidates. The series has already included megastars like Gal Gadot, Jordana Brewster, Eva Mendes Charlize Theron, and Hellen Mirren, so expect an all-star cast of Hollywood golden girls to burn rubber.
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