The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Thai actor and martial arts expert Tony Jaa
would join a pretty tough crowd of Fast & Furious 7
One of the best ass-kicking martial artists has reportedly signed on to make his English-language debut in this franchise picture.
No word yet on where Jaa fits into the James Wan
-directed sequel, but I hope that doesn’t mean he’s getting some small fry role.
star said in an email to THR:
I have been a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise. The films are fast paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first U.S. studio production … Having a chance to work with Vin Diesel and The Rock already makes me a winner.
An all-star line-up of action stars includes names like Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
and Tyrese Gibson
, along with MMA fighter Ronda Rousey
who was announced as being part of the cast earlier this month.
The Chris Morgan
-scripted Fast & Furious
franchise’s next installment is due to go into production in September with a release date planned for July 11th, 2014.
It’s going to be a scrap, it’s going to be pretty much exciting fights.
More confirmed franchise favorites are expected in the days to come.