Music Star Cardi B Joins Cast of Upcoming Fast & Furious 9 Movie
Vin Diesel shared an Instagram video with Cardi B to announce the conclusion of filming in the U.K.
It seems the cast of Fast & Furious 9 is gaining another member. Entertainment Weekly reports Cardi B will appear in the latest film of the popular franchise. The news broke after actor Vin Diesel shared a short video clip on his Instagram account showing him with the pop-music star on the set, noting the crew had just wrapped up filming in the U.K.
Details about Cardi B’s role haven't been revealed, but according to Deadline, Universal Studios confirmed it will be a cameo. Career-wise, it’s her next gig as an actress after debuting in the blockbuster Hustlers. Deadline also reports Latin music artist Ozuna will join Cardi B in the film.
“Day 86 here on the set of Fast 9,” Diesel said. “I’m tired, but I can’t wait, I ain’t gunna front, this gunna be the best one,” Cardi B said in the clip.
Justin Lin will return as director of Fast & Furious 9, the latest franchise film after side story Hobbs & Shaw. Lin hasn't directed an FF film since Fast & Furious 6 in 2016. He also directed Fast Five in 2011 and Fast & Furious in 2009.
Fast 9 rounds up many of the franchise's previous stars, including Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren. New to the franchise are wrestler-turned-film-star John Cena, Finn Cole of TV's Peaky Blinders and Animal Kingdom, and popular character actor Michael Rooker.
Fast & Furious 9 is scheduled to premiere May 22, 2020.