I never believed that whole thing about manifesting your dreams by putting your intentions out into the Universe thing before, but clearly it works. I mean, Charlize Theron was just talking about how she used to get passed up for meaty roles because she’s too pretty, and then out of nowhere she gets cast in what is arguably the greatest cars-on-methamphetamine franchise in the history of film. What are the chances?
Variety says that sources have confirmed to them that Charlize will be appearing in the 8th – yes 8th – Fast and the Furious film, Fast 8. Charlize Theron better make some room on the shelf next to her Best Actress Oscar for Monster, because she’s one step closer to being able to tell people “Sorry, but that’s two-time Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron.” And I’m not being sarcastic, either. Maybe it’s all the tail pipe exhaust I inhaled while standing behind the station wagon as a child, but Fast and the Furious films are cinematic masterpieces. Yeah, I can probably go ahead and change that maybe to a hard definitely.
Variety says Fast 8 will begin filming this summer and will be released in August 2017. All the hot buff baldies will be back (The Rock, Vin Diesel, Tyrese), as well as ayahuasca-dabbler Michelle Rodriguez. Fast 8 will be directed by F. Gary Gray. This will be Charlize’s second time working on a fast cars movie with F. Gary Gray (he directed her in 2003’s The Italian Job).
There aren’t many details about Charlize’s role right now, although the sources claim she’ll be playing a villain. Apparently Universal wanted her from the beginning, but she wouldn’t commit until a finished draft of the script had been written. Excuse me? Everyone knows that if your agent approaches you with a script that smells like gasoline, baby oil, and AXE body spray, you say yes before you even read it.
Here’s the current luckiest actress in Hollywood at a WE Day event earlier today.