An offer is reportedly out to Charlize Theron to play the villain in “Fast 8,” the upcoming eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise at Universal Pictures.
The studio is eager to add her to the mix, but it’s unclear where negotiations currently stand. Should she hop onboard, she’d join the likes of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham who are all expected to return.
Theron, currently filming spy thriller “The Coldest City,” is attached to star in Sony’s “The Gray Man” later this year. However, with that project undergoing extensive re-writes it seems a scheduling window has opened up allowing the actress to fit in “Fast 8” should she want to do it.
F. Gary Gray is directing “Fast 8” which aims to begin production this Summer ahead of an April 17th 2017 release.