Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez joined Universal's "Fast and Furious" Hobbs and Shaw with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
The role was a last-minute addition, and sources say that the directors preferred Gonzalez, but that planning should be done with "Godzilla vs. Kong 'from Legendary, who presents Gonzalez and is about to start shooting.
Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby are also in the game under David Leitch. The architect of "Fast and Furious", Chris Morgan, wrote the screenplay.
The film will see associate the couple, often opposed. We do not know who Gonzalez will play.
Since arriving in the fifth installment of the franchise, Universal has been trying to find a way to turn Johnson's character into Hobbs, given his popularity with fans. Statham joined the series in the seventh film and, taking into account the chemistry that unites the two actors in 2017, "The Fate of the Furious", Universal decided to develop a spin-off company. It will be released in theaters on July 26, 2019.
Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, produce with Statham and Morgan for his eponymous production company. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith will be the executive producers.
Executive Vice President of Production Mark Sourian and Vice President of Production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project at Universal.
Gonzalez has been booming since his breakthrough in Sony's "Baby Driver" and has a handful of upcoming projects that should be skewed next year, starting with Robert Zemeckis's film "Welcome to Marwen" , which will debut at Christmas. She continues with the movie Fox "Alita: Battle Angel" and "Paradise Hills", which has just arrived at Sundance.
She recently completed the production of the Sony project "Bloodshot" and is also associated with the movie "Kung Fury".
It is revived by the CAA.