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Charlize Theron to star in 'Fast 8,' our brains might explode

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Charlize Theron once said she got super sick of riding around in cars with her Mad Max: Fury Road co-stars, but now she’s decided to do it all over again for the upcoming eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. (Another Charlize car movie: The Italian Job.)

It sounds like the Oscar winner will play a villain, but according to Variety, her exact role has yet to be announced.

We’re unsure why she’s doing this to us — forcing us to watch a movie we don’t want anything to do with just because we love her. But who knows; maybe it’ll be … tolerable?

Word is Theron wasn’t totally into the idea at first because she was in talks to star in the upcoming spy flick The Grey Man, which was originally written for a man and is thought to be a huge franchise opportunity for both the actress and Sony. Since changes to the script took some time, it opened up the chance for Theron to star in both films.


Fast 8 will start shooting this summer with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez reprising their roles. The planned release date is April 14, 2017.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2016 5:43pm]


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