Kurt Russell Gets Back Behind the Wheel for Role in 'Fast & Furious 7'
After bringing in Ong-Bak star Tony Jaa for a role in the forthcoming sequel Fast & Furious 7, Universal has picked up a bigger name to join the high speed franchise. Variety has word that Death Proof and Stargate actor Kurt Russell has joined the film but his role has not been disclosed at this time. However, one detail that has been divulged about the part was that it was originally offered to Denzel Washington, so it must be fairly integral to the story. Of course, it could just be a glorified cameo like Arnold Schwarzenegger's appearance in The Expendables, but we bet Russell will have something pretty cool to do.
We're still not sure about the plot for the sequel, but Universal is getting this one together very quickly to shoot in Los Angeles in order to meet the July 11th, 2014 release date. In fact, the film is coming together so quickly, that director Justin Lin decided he couldn't pull off the sequel so quickly, and now Insidious and The Conjuring director James Wan has taken over. The last outing with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and their entire crew resulted in big box office bucks and some wholly mindless, entertaining action, so hopefully Wan's first foray into the genre can live up to fans' wild expectations. Excited?