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Jason Statham in talks to join ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise

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More action is likely to come with the upcoming ‘Fast and the Furious’ movies. The Universal Pictures is eyeing on for a new suitable action star for the upcoming projects of the Fast and the Furious. It is heard that Jason Statham is in early talks with the franchise to join Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson for the untitled ‘Fast and the Furious 6’ and ‘Fast and the Furious 7’. The studio is in talks with the ‘Killer Elite’ actor to star in both films.

Although it may be a rumour, it is true that the studio is in search of a new action hero for the films. Besides getting the ‘Transporter’ fame Jason into the picture, it was also rumoured that ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely is likely to join the projects as the studio plans a European-based production for the upcoming sequels.

Currently, ‘Fast and the Furious 6’ is in early phase of pre-production. However, the project is scheduled to be unwrapped the filming in Europe in 2012. Recently, it has been reported that the director of the movie, Justin Lin has bowed out the project due to scheduling conflict. Chris Morgan has provided the screenplay for the movie. There is no official cast or the release date announced by the Studio or franchise.

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