Jason Statham set for Fast and Furious 7

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Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Jason Statham has been confirmed to star alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Fast & Furious 7'.

Jason Statham will star in 'Fast & Furious 7'.

The 'Parker' actor will join the high octane franchise with a starring role in the next movie, according to series co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

The actress appeared to confirm Statham's casting while promoting the upcoming 'Fast & Furious 6', telling DesdeHollywood.com: "Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson - when you see these guys in a room you know they belong together. You can see in their eyes that they have gone through a lot. I applaud Universal for getting him on board."

It's not yet known which part the British star will play in the movie, but the report hints that Statham's character could be related to 'Fast & Furious 6' villain Owen Shaw, played by Luke Evans.

'Fast & Furious 7' is set to be rushed into production this summer for release in 2014 - just a year after the release of the latest installment.

It's thought star-and-producer Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will all reprise their roles in the movie.

The flick will also have a new director following the departure of Justin Lin, who has overseen the last four films in the speed racing franchise.

'Saw' director James Wan has been confirmed to helm the next picture.

Fast & Furious 7

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 140 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

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