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Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013

Kurt Russell joins cast for ‘Fast and Furious 7’

First Tony Jaa signed on and now a classic action legend has joined James Wan‘s Fast and Furious 7: Kurt Russell.

Russell, best known for roles in The Thing, Escape from New York and Tombstone, is in talks to play the leading role which was originally offered to Denzel Washington. He’ll join franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and others.

Variety first reported the news but added that there still no plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations. Co-President of Production Jeff Kirschenbaum and Creative Executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project on behalf of Universal. 

Russell’s last major film was Death Proof.

Fast & Furious 6 is the highest grossing film for Universal, having made more than $750 million at the worldwide box office.

 Fast and Furious 7, written by Chris Morgan and directed by Wan (The Conjuring), is scheduled for release July 11, 2014.

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http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/kurt-russell-fast-furious-7-talks/

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