August 30, 2013
Kurt Russell, Tony Jaa And Ronda Rousey Joining FAST AND FURIOUS 7
Variety has word that Universal and director James Wan (Conjuring, Saw) are looking to cast cult film legend Kurt Russell (Death Proof, Escape From New York, The Thing) in Fast And Furious 7. Apparently, the role was originally offered to Denzel Washington who passed on it. The seventh installment already has Jason Statham playing the baddie with previous cast members Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and unlikely Dwayne Johnson (might be busy with filming Hercules). Another addition includes Thai action star Tony Jaa, who is set to make his Hollywood debut in the flick ala Jackie Chan/Jet Li. There is also talk MMA Figher Ronda Rousey will have a role as well. It's shaping up that Universal might end up with a PG-13 Expendables film they can sell to kids.