Thanks to tweets
and on-set photos
, there isn't a great deal of mystery surrounding the cast of Fast Five
, the next installment of the Fast and the Furious
franchise. It's been well established that the film would be a reunion of sorts, bringing back characters from previous installments, including Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Now, casting has been officially announced and has come paired with an official synopsis.
In addition to confirming that the film's events will take place after those in Fast & Furious
, the release confirms the presence of Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, and, the big new addition, Dwayne Johnson as federal agent Luke Hobbs. Scope it all out below.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.
Release date: June 10, 2011
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida and Dwayne Johnson
Directed by: Justin Lin
Written by: Chris Morgan
Based on Characters Created by: Gary Scott Thompson
Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell
Executive Producers: Amanda Lewis, Samantha Vincent