After months of rumours, it has now been confirmed that Charlize Theron (‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’) will play the main villain in the eight instalment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.

Theron joins returning stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jason Statham. Also joining the cast is Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘The Thing’).

‘Straight Outta Compton’ helmer F. Gary Gray, who previously worked Theron and Statham on the 2003 remake of ‘The Italian Job,’ is directing from a script by Chris Morgan.

Our crew will face its greatest adversary ever in our next film as we welcome Charlize Theron to the Fast family. 4.14.17. #F8

Posted by Fast & Furious on Thursday, 7 April 2016

‘Fast and Furious 8’ is set for release summer 2017, while the ninth and tenth outings hit cinemas in 2019, and 2021, respectively.