Latin Music Superstar Ozuna Joins 'Fast and Furious 9'
Ozuna, the Latin trap and reggaeton singer, has been cast in Fast & Furious 9.
At the same time, the singer turned burgeoning actor has also signed with UTA for representation.
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Ozuna’s casting in Fast 9 falls in line with the franchise’s global and diverse reach and puts a superstar beyond the confines of Hollywood on the roster.
Justin Lin is directing the feature, which is now in production and sees Vin Diesel leading a cast of new faces as well as returning favorites, with John Cena and Charlize Theron among them. Fast 9 is set for a May 22, 2020, release.
Character details were not revealed.
Ozuna has won five Billboard Music Awards, 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards and six Latin American Music Awards for his music, and his debut album, Odisea, spent 46 weeks at No. 1. He also is nominated for a 2019 Latin Grammy Award for best urban song for his hit single “Baila Baila Baila,” which he co-wrote with Vicente Saavedra.
Like many of the Fast & Furious franchise players, Ozuna has a massive social presence. He is one of YouTube’s most-viewed artists, having over 25 million subscribers, and many of his videos have charted near or even above 1 billion views.
Ozuna’s casting in the movie marks a major next step in his developing acting career. He previously starred in the Spanish-language feature film Qué León and is set to appear in the sequel Los Leones, which is currently in preproduction.
In addition to UTA, which brokered his deal, Ozuna is repped by Rebeca Leon at Lionfish Entertainment and attorney Simran A. Singh at Singh, Singh & Trauben.
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