In a move that is sure to stun a few, Dame Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Fast 8. In a recent interview for Elle Magazine, Mirren broke the news.
“I like [film] to be serious. Of course, having said that I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8. But that’s for the fun of it,” she told Elle. “So maybe that’s what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies.”
Mirren isn’t a stranger to action films, having starred in both Red and Red 2. Mirren recently also starred in the indie-action film Eye in the Sky with Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman.
Mirren joins a large cast for Fast 8 that includes Vin Diesel,Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Lucas Black, Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Eva Mendes, Ronda Rousey, Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju. The film is set to hit theaters April 17, 2017.