Friday, June 17, 2016
A couple of months back, I watched Dame Helen Mirren tell Graham Norton that, of all the kinds of movies she's done...the one she would MOST like to do, to everyone's surprise, was a Fast and Furious movie.
And now, it looks like her dream has just come true...
Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Fast 8, the latest in Universal’s fast-moving franchise that F. Gary Gray is directing. That makes two Oscar Best Actress winners on the pic, joining Charlize Theron who also is playing a new character. Mirren confirmed the deal to join the movie in an interview with Elle, saying “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive if I do drive in it.’ But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.”
I think it's great that someone who has done so many "high-brow" Oscar-winning movies reveals that she likes a lot of the same popcorn movies that the rest of us do from time to time.
She's going to be awesome in it!
Now we've just got to get Maggie Smith into an Avengers movie!
The movie opens April 14, 2017.