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Fast & Furious 9 is an upcoming American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Daniel Casey. It will be the ninth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.

Fast & Furious 9
Directed byJustin Lin
Produced by
Written byDaniel Casey
Based onCharacters
by Gary Scott Thompson
Starring
CinematographyStephen F. Windon
Edited by
  • Dylan Highsmith
  • Kelly Matsumoto
Production
company
One Race Films
Chris Morgan Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 2020 (2020-05-22) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 22, 2020 by Universal Pictures.

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Cast

John Cena, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennett have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Production

Development

On November 13, 2014, Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter that there would be at least three more films in the franchise after Furious 7 (2015).[1] In February 2016, Vin Diesel announced initial release dates for the ninth and tenth films, with the ninth film initially set would be released on April 19, 2019.[2] After a spin-off was announced featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's characters, the release date for the ninth film was pushed back to April 10, 2020.[3]

In April 2017, Diesel and Johnson confirmed their returns.[4] On October 25, 2017, Diesel revealed in a Facebook live video that Justin Lin, who directed from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) through Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and actress Jordana Brewster, who portrayed Mia Toretto in five of the franchise's films, would be returning for the ninth and tenth films.[5][6] On April 4, 2018, Johnson stated that he was unsure if he was returning for the ninth film due to working on the spin-off,[7] and he confirmed in January 2019 that he would not be appearing in the film.[8]

In May 2018, Daniel Casey was hired to write the screenplay, Morgan left due to his work on the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff film.[9] Michelle Rodriguez was also confirmed to reprise her role.[10] In February 2019, Universal Pictures announced that it was delaying the film by six weeks which would shift the release date from April 2020 to May 2020. It was reported that the delay was so that the film would not compete with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's No Time to Die, which was given a release date of April 8, 2020.[11]

In June 2019, John Cena was officially cast in the film, after an initial announcement from Diesel in April.[12] In July 2019, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennett joined the cast of the film.[13] That same month, it was announced Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron would reprise their roles.[14][15] Michael Rooker was added to the cast in August.[16]

Filming

Principal photography began on June 24, 2019 at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England.[17] Filming is expected to take place in Los Angeles and London,[18] and will also take place in Thailand for the first time, with Krabi, Ko Pha-ngan and Phuket to be used as locations.[19] Part of the film will also be shot in Tbilisi, Georgia.[20][21]

References

  1. ^ McClintock, Pamela; Masters, Kim (November 13, 2014). "Executive Roundtable: 6 Studio Heads on China Plans, Superhero Overload, WB Layoffs, 'Fast & Furious' Future". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Rahman, Abid (February 3, 2016). "Universal Sets Dates for 'Fast & Furious' Parts 9 and 10". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon (October 4, 2017). "Fast and Furious 9 Release Date Delayed". IGN. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Gilyadov, Alex (April 19, 2017). "Fast 9: Dwayne Johnson Will Reportedly Return Now That Feud With Vin Diesel Over". IGN. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Scott, Ryan (October 26, 2017). "Fast and Furious 9 Brings Back Jordana Brewster & Director Justin Lin". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Lawrence, Derek (October 25, 2017). "Justin Lin in 'advanced talks' to return as 'Fast & Furious' director". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dwayne Johnson Unsure If He's Returning For 'Fast and Furious 9'". /Film. April 4, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Tsui, Chris. "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Confirms He Won't Be in Fast & Furious 9". The Drive. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (May 14, 2018). "'Fast and Furious 9' Lands 'Kin' Writer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Actor Michelle Rodriguez Signs Up to 'Fast & Furious 9'". July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (February 15, 2019). "'Fast and Furious 9' Release Date Pushed Back Six Weeks". Variety. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  12. ^ John Cena Officially Joins ‘Fast & Furious 9’
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 2, 2019). "'Fast & Furious 9' Adds Trio: Finn Cole, Anna Sawai & Vinnie Bennett". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Lawrence, Derek (July 8, 2019). "Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren strap back in for Fast & Furious 9". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  15. ^ "Vin Diesel on Instagram: "Week 3! The world's saga... it's CENA not SENNA Vin. Haha. All love, always. #Fast92020 #Fatherhood #GratefulVin #PaMiGente"". Instagram. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  16. ^ Michael Rooker Buckles Up For ‘Fast & Furious 9’
  17. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (June 24, 2019). "Fast & Furious 9 Begins Production". Screen Rant. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  18. ^ Jirak, Jamie (February 15, 2019). "'Fast & Furious 9' Filming Start Date and Location Revealed". comicbook.com. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "Fast and Furious 9 cars arrive in Krabi". Nation Multimedia Group. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  20. ^ Dumbadze, Ana (August 15, 2019). "Fast and Furious 9 to Begin Filming in Georgia Sunday". Georgia Today. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "TBILISI WELCOMES UNIVERSAL PICTURES' NEW FAST & FURIOUS CHAPTER AS FILMING BEGINS". Enterprise Georgia. August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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