During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, Vin Diesel appeared to promote this week’s release of the seventh “Fast and Furious” film.
During the appearance, he confirmed old rumours that Kurt Russell wasn’t originally cast in “Furious 7” for just that film, but rather for a more prominent role in the eighth movie which Diesel indicates will feature scenes set in New York City – a first for the franchise.
In related talk, actress Helen Mirren has revealed to Yahoo Movies that she’s got her hand up high for the film:
“My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie, I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving – I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time. I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I’ll be in Fast and Furious 8.”
Source: Screen Live