Indonesian thesp Joe Taslim
has been tapped by director Justin Lin
to join the cast of the 6th feature film installment of The Fast and the Furious
Taslim who happens to be an accomplished Judo master, previously starred in a martial arts heavy film The Raid: Redemption. He is now set to play the villainous role of Jah in Fast & Furious 6
, a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight the pic’s protags, led by Paul Walker
and Vin Diesel
Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
and Michelle Rodriguez
are also confirmed to be returning; new additions set to include rising talent in ex-MMA star Gina Carano
and Immortals’ Luke Evans
Besides Taslim we can now add model Clara Paget
to that list in ‘a sort of ‘sidekick’ role, playing a ‘gun-slinging action woman’’ known as Vegh.
, who wrote the last three Fast and Furious movies, is handling script duties and the trade suggests the general story outline revolves around a European heist and a race against a rival team of criminals.
Universal Pictures has already set the film is scheduled for a May 24th, 2013 release date.