Idris Elba is joining the cast of the upcoming Fast and the Furious franchise spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw.
Idris Elba photographed in promotional material for BBC series ‘Luther’
The Universal project will place the focus of the Fast franchise’s next instalment on the characters played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham in the central movies and it is thought that Elba will play the film’s key antagonist.
The British actor is the 2nd name to join the cast this week following news of ‘The Crown’ actress Vanessa Kirby joining Johnson and Statham on the project.
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is directing the spin-off which has been written by veteran Fast & Furious franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce the project on behalf of Seven Bucks Productions, alongside Neal H. Moritz (Original Films) and Johnson’s co-star Jason Statham. Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith will act as executive producers.
Hobbs and Shaw is due for release on 26th July 2019.