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‘Fast 8’ Welcomes New Cast Member, Clint Eastwood’s Son Scott Eastwood

‘Fast 8’ Welcomes New Cast Member, Clint Eastwood’s Son Scott Eastwood
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‘Fast 8’ Welcomes New Cast Member, Clint Eastwood’s Son Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood, son of actor and film director Clint Eastwood, is “Fast & Furious” 8’s newest character. Scott joined another newcomer to the franchise, “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Charlize Theron.

Scott announced the news on Instagram and posted a touching tribute to the late American actor Paul Walker at the same time.

“It’s hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious franchise,” Scott wrote.

“To me, the film series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it,” he added.

Scott didn’t say that much about his character, though, because he said he cannot reveal that much. “I get to portray a new character who operates under Russell in the Fast 8 film, which is incredible, for the reason that Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up,” he only wrote.

“Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy,” he added.

The franchise itself welcomed the newcomer via its Twitter account. “Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody has a new protégé. Welcome @ScottEastwood to the Fast family. 4.14.17. #F8,” the tweet reads.

“Fast 8” will be directed by F. Gary Gray and produced by Neal Moritz. Charlize and Scott joined the Fast & Furious franchise regulars from the likes of Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.

“Fast 8” film is slated to be released on April 14, 2017.

It’s hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it. Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz – I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin – thank you for the support and the insight. Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8

A photo posted by Scott Eastwood (@scotteastwood) on

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