Surprise, Cardi B Has Joined Fast And Furious 9
Since its debut back in 2001, The Fast and The Furious has become a massive and consistently successful action franchise. There's been eight movies so far, and the first spinoff came with Hobbs & Shaw. But the main franchise will continue with Justin Lin's mysterious Fast and Furious 9, which is currently in the midst of its principal photography. Vin Diesel has been updating the fandom on the sequel's progress, and he just dropped a major bomb: the always iconic Cardi B has joined the cast.
Cardi B has become a pop culture sensation over the past few years, in no small part due to her album Invasion Of Privacy. She recently made her movie debut in Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers, and now she's going to make her debut in the massive Fast and Furious franchise. Check out Vin Diesel's video revealing Cardi on set below:
Someone cue up the Cardi track, because it looks like Fast and Furious 9 is going to include the rapper/ TV personality's signature flair. Although just what she's doing in the blockbuster remains a mystery at this time.
Fast and Furious 9 clearly is in the midst of a long and grueling filming process, as Vin Diesel revealed the project just celebrated day 86 on set. Each new installment continues to raise the stakes in regards to action sequences, so seemingly anything could happen with the upcoming ninth addition to the main franchise. After all, Hobbs & Shaw basically introduced superheroes into the official canon of the universe.
The above video from Instagram features Vin Diesel and Cardi B being adorable, possibly somewhat delirious from a long night of shooting. They left Cardi B's role and what they were filming a secret, but it seems to hint that the rapper turned actress might have a significant presence in the upcoming movie. If she's being included in the long grueling sequences to film, then maybe Cardi B gets in on the action in Fast and Furious 9. I mean, who doesn't want to see her behind the wheel of a speeding car?
Cardi B had a strong outing in her first movie, Hustlers. The crime drama was set largely in a strip club, with Cardi B playing one dancer named Diamond. She went back to her roots in the performance, which was specifically written for Cardi by Lorene Scafaria. She brought a ton of charisma to her brief scenes, and it should be interesting to see what Cardi does during her sophomore run on a movie set.
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Justin Lin's Fast and Furious 9 will feature plenty of returning faces from the franchise, in addition to newcomers like Cardi B. The movie marks Lin's fourth time directing, and he's already set to helm the previously announced Fast and Furious 10. The movie will star the usual crew, while also bringing back some surprising faces.
Jordana Brewster is back as Mia Toretto, after being absent from The Fate of the Furious. The last we heard, she and Brian were happily retired from the excitement of The Crew, and with their family. Helen Mirren is reprising her role as Magdalene Shaw, mother of Deckard, Owen, and Hattie. And Charlize Theron is back as the villainous Cipher, who managed to turn Dom to the dark side for a bit of the last movie.
Fast and Furious 9 will arrive in theaters May 22, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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