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Michelle Rodriguez on Why ‘Fast X’ is “French ‘Fast & Furious'”

“He’s so dope, man,” gushed Michelle Rodriguez of filmmaker Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) who jumped in the driver’s seat to take over directing Fast X when Justin Lin pushed the eject button after reaching a breaking point during a disagreement with Vin Diesel, as THR reported. Leterrier has since packed the car with […]

Justin Lin to Direct ‘One Punch Man’ for Sony

Justin Lin, the director behind half of the nitrous oxide-fueled Fast and Furious movies, is revving up with another franchise. The filmmaker is in talks to direct an adaptation of the popular Japanese property One Punch Man for Sony. The news comes weeks after Lin’s high-profile departure from Universal’s Fast X, an unusual situation in […]

Rita Moreno Joins ‘Fast X’ to Play Vin Diesel’s Grandmother

Rita Moreno is ready to get fast and furious, as it was announced Tuesday the Oscar-winning actress is joining the highly anticipated Fast X. Franchise superstar Vin Diesel shared the news via a video on his Instagram page. The EGOT-winning actress will play Dominic Toretto’s (Diesel) grandmother. “It’s been my dream forever to work with […]

Behind Justin Lin’s ‘Fast 10’ Breaking Point

Families come in all shapes and sizes. They can be loving and nurturing, they can be boisterous and brash, they can be fractious and frustrating. The Fast and Furious franchise, which runs on the theme of family, became the latter when, only days into shooting the latest installment, Fast 10, director Justin Lin did the […]

Justin Lin Exits ‘Fast X’ as Director Days Into Production

Justin Lin on Tuesday announced that he was stepping out of his role as director for the upcoming Fast X just days into production. The sudden, shocking announcement did not give a reason for his departure. Production, so far, has been second-unit filming, which will remain the focus as an immediate director search is undertaken. […]

‘Fast & Furious’ Director Justin Lin Shoots for $7 Million Sale of Celeb-Pedigreed Loft

Taiwanese-born American filmmaker Justin Lin has listed a multilevel live-work loft atop a converted factory complex in downtown Los Angeles with an asking price of $7 million. The celebrated film director, who has helmed a handful of the blockbuster Fast & Furious films, including 2021’s F9, which grossed almost three quarters of a billion bucks in […]

Toronto: ‘Snakehead’ Director Talks Asian Representation in Hollywood: “I’m the Underdog”

Asian American director Evan Jackson Leong struggled for over a decade to get his narrative feature debut Snakehead shot and shown this week at the Toronto Film Festival. But Leong, who grew up in San Francisco and graduated from UCLA, isn’t surprised. Even with Crazy Rich Asians and Shang-Chi having been box office juggernauts, he […]

‘F9’ Filmmaker Justin Lin on Why That Post-Credits Scene Is Just the Beginning

[This story contains spoilers for F9.] When filmmaker Justin Lin decided to come back to the Fast franchise, it was not only an opportunity to work with old friends, it was a chance to provide Justice for Han (Sung Kang). Lin revealed in his 2013 film Fast Six that the fan-favorite character, whose death was originally depicted […]

Box Office: ‘F9’ Rockets to Huge $70M Pandemic-Era Record Opening Domestically

F9 raced to a huge $70 million debut at the weekend box office, a pandemic-era record for North America and the biggest domestic opening since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. The ninth installment in the Fast and Furious Saga is a much-needed boost for the theatrical experience and a major win […]

Box Office: ‘F9’ Speeds to Huge $162.4M Start Overseas

Universal’s high-octane action pic F9 has started its engines at the box office with a huge $162.4 million from a handful eight foreign markets, including $135.6 million from China alone. The latest installment in the Fast & Furious installment also debuted in South Korea, Russia, Hong Kong, Russia and the Middle East, all markets where moviegoing […]

‘F9’ Filmmaker Justin Lin Breaks Down Trailer and Teases Trip to Space

The director reveals he's thinking of this installment as part of a trilogy that will conclude the mainline franchise.

CAA Promotes Stephanie Smalling, Albert Lee, Bryant Barile to Agents

The trio work in the Hollywood talent agency's motion picture literary department.