Kristofer Hivju to star in Fast and Furious 8

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 April 2016
Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju

Kristofer Hivju will play a bad guy in new 'Fast and Furious 8' film

Kristofer Hivju is reportedly set to star in 'Furious 8'.

The 37-year-old star - who is known for portraying Tormund Giantsbane in 'Game of Thrones' - is being lined up to play a henchman in the forthcoming film franchise who fancies his chances against buff hunk Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).

Details surrounding the plot are being kept tightly under wraps until nearer the release date next year, although the cast has already started shooting scenes in Iceland.

Meanwhile, there has been talk of Charlize Theron, 40, playing the main villain, although nothing has been confirmed.

However, the film will feature the return of Michelle Rodriguez as she reprises her role as Letty, while Lucas Black and Tyrese Gibson will continue to play Sean and Roman in the next installment, respectively.

Ludacris will also return as Tej, Dwayne Johnson will play Hobbs and Jason Statham will continue as Deckard Shaw.

It was previously confirmed that the 'Fast and Furious' franchise - which has so far racked seven movies since its inception in 2001 - will run for at least 10 films.

'Furious 8' is set to hit the big screen on April 14, 2017.

Fast & Furious 8

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren
  • UK release: 14 April 2017

Cyber-terrorist Cypher (Theron) pits rogue racer Dom (Diesel) against his fellow petrolheads, including wife Letty (Rodriguez). Baffling and inconsequential story aside, it’s all shamelessly about car-based action, and although human doorstop Diesel isn’t up to the story’s limited emotional demands, Johnson and Statham…

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