Directed by: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Release date: 22 May, 2020
Running Time: – Minutes
Fast & Furious 9 is an upcoming American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Daniel Casey. It will be the ninth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017). The film will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel and John Cena. It is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020 by Universal Pictures.
After the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017), Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dominic’s younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher, and who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic.
On November 13, 2014, Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter that there would be at least three more films in the franchise after Furious 7 (2015). In February 2016, Vin Diesel announced initial release dates for the ninth and tenth films, with the ninth film initially set would be released on April 19, 2019. After a spin-off was announced featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters, the release date for the ninth film was pushed back to April 10, 2020.
In April 2017, Diesel and Johnson confirmed their returns. On October 25, 2017, Diesel revealed in a Facebook live video that Justin Lin, who directed from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) through Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and actress Jordana Brewster, who portrayed Mia Toretto in five of the franchise’s films, would be returning for the ninth and tenth films. On April 4, 2018, Dwayne Johnson stated that he is unsure if he is returning for the ninth film due to working on the spin-off.
In May 2018, Daniel Casey was hired to write the screenplay, Morgan left due to his work on the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff film. Michelle Rodriguez was also confirmed to reprise her role.
In June 2019, John Cena was officially cast in the film, after an initial announcement from Diesel in April.
Filming began on June 24, 2019 at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden. Filming is expected to take place in Los Angeles and London, and will also take place in Thailand for the first time, with Krabi, Ko Pha-ngan and Phuket to be used as locations.
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