Tony Jaa Joins “Fast & Furious 7” Cast

Thai action star Tony Jaa (“Ong-Bak”) has signed on to appear in James Wan’s upcoming seventh “Fast and Furious” film at franchise.

Jaa will star as a henchman to Jason Statham’s villain in the car heist drama. This marks Jaa’s English-language debut.

It’s likely the role will be similar to Indonesian action star Joe Taslim’s part in the sixth film.

In an email, Jaa says: “I have been a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise. The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humour and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first US studio production. Having a chance to work with Vin Diesel and The Rock already makes me a winner.”

Source: Digital Spy