Variety broke the exclusive news that Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Death Proof) is in talks to for the Fast and the Furious sequel.
“After bringing out a fresh face in UFC star Ronda Rousey to join the cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ Universal has moved onto veteran actor to join its acting ranks with Kurt Russell in negotiations to join the next installment”.
The strange part is Russell, if he does take the role, would take a role originally offered to Denzel Washington. Ironically enough, Russell’s last big role was that of Stuntman Mike in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. A role where he played a madman who killed people with a car. Personally, I’ll take Russell over Washington any day.