Scott Eastwood, star of Suicide Squad and The Longest Ride, will star in Fast 8, which was officially announced by Universal on the Fast & Furious Twitter page. If the tweet is to be believed, Eastwood will play the "protege" of Kurt Russell's Mr. Nobody, who played a major role in the last film. No other word on Eastwood's role, but it's safe to say that this guy might just be the breakout star of the next few years. In addition to the aforementioned Suicide Squad, Eastwood also has critical roles in Oliver Stone's Snowden and Ben Affleck's Live by Night. So yeah, the son of a Hollywood legend could end up being one in his own right. I can't say that I'm honestly all that familiar with his work, and I think that statement goes for many people- after all, his career has only just begun. However, after reading his post on Instagram, it really does seem like he's at home in the Fast and Furious franchise. In the post, Eastwood noted that he was good friends with Walker and that he is going to make the late actor "proud" with this new role. I'm confident that he'll do a great job.
Fast 8 stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood, Lucas Black and Charlize Theron, and will hit theaters on April 14, 2017.
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