Vin Diesel has teased fans with a behind-the-scenes photo of himself and Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren from the set of their upcoming film Fast and Furious 8. Though her role in the next installment of the hit Fast and Furious franchise is kept under wraps, the 71-year-old actress is featured alongside her co-star Diesel in the new picture. Diesel, 49, who plays the popular character Dominic Toretto in the series, took to his Instagram account on to show fans a first look at Mirren’s role in the eighth movie. She can be seen wearing a white shirt and seriously listening to what Diesel is whispering in her ear.
The caption read, “Such a joy and an honor working with Helen Miren… Happy Toretto Tursday!” The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Elsa Pataky, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. This is the first film sans the “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker, who passed away in November 2013. Lucas Black will also reprise his role as Sean Boswell from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Directed by F Gary Gray, Fast and Furious 8 is filmed in several countries, including Cuba and Iceland.
The eighth installment will race into US theaters on April 14, 2017. It will be followed by a ninth film which is due out April 19, 2019 and a tenth film slated for an April 2, 2021 release.