Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby have joined the cast of ‘Hobbs and Shaw,’ the upcoming ‘Fast and The Furious’ spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
With David Leitch (‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Deadpool 2’) directing from a script by franchise scribe and producer Chris Morgan, the action focuses on the unlikely alliance between Johnson’s former Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs and Statham’s military veteran/mercenary/convict Deckard Shaw.
According to Variety, the plan is for Elba to play the movie’s big bad, while ‘The Crown’ and ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ star Kirby playing an MI-5 agent and Shaw’s sister.
Neal H. Moritz and his Original Film banner will produce alongside Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions partners, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Statham, and Morgan. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith will serve as executive producers.
Elba‘s directorial debut movie ‘Yardie’ arrives in Irish cinemas on August 31.