10:06am PT by Rebecca Ford
Charlize Theron to Star in 'Fast and Furious 8'
Charlize Theron will join the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Theron has been in talks for some time, but sources say her deal is now closed. She'll play a villain in the film. A Facebook post on the film's site stated: "Our crew will face its greatest adversary ever in our next film as we welcome Charlize Theron to the Fast family."
She'll join returning stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson. F. Gary Gray is directing the next installment, which is set for release on April 14, 2017.
Theron is repped by WME and can next be seen in The Huntsman: Winter's War.