The first footage of Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Deckard (Jason Statham) and Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), has been released.
In the few brief snippets, we first see Magdalene meet with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in a dimly-let bar. She asks him, ""And why do I think you're about to suggest something very wicked, Mr. Toretto?"
In the second snippet, she slaps her son, Deckard, and happily says: "There's my boy!"
Back in March 2015, Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) let it be known that her "great ambition" was to be in a part of the Fast and Furious franchise, because she thinks Diesel is brilliant and desperately wants to play a "mad driver." Three months later, when asked about her comments, Diesel said he would be interested in getting her in the next film and described her as "amazing."
However, she didn't officially become part of The Fate of the Furious until a year ago. "She came up to me at a party last year and said, ‘I want to be in Fast & Furious with you,’" Diesel told Total Film. "The script was [already] greenlit, but she told the right person because a week later she got written in.”
On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game — and the rest of the crew has been exonerated — the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.
The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters April 14, 2017.
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