Veteran actor, Rita Moreno has joined the cast of Vin Diesel’s “fast X.” the 90-year-old veteran actor who is known for her work across the different sectors of the entertainment industry, and has appeared in numerous film, television and also in theater projects, is going to essay the role of Dominic Toretto, which is played by Vin Diesel. The 10th installment, of the “fast and furious” film, is titled as, “fast X.” Vin Diesel shared the video about Moreno’s casting through a video message which, which featured Moreno and his co-actor Michelle Rodriguez.
Vin Diesel, said in a statement and expressed his feeling on joining the cast of Morenoas he said, “It’s been my dream forever to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she’s here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile. I’m so blessed,” while he was sitting between Rita Moreno and Michelle Rodriguez.
The veteran actress said, “You know what, I think I was getting… I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice? The answer is yes, I’ll do it. And yes, not only do it, but I’m tickled. I’m tickled to hell to do it. I’m so thrilled. It’s going to be such fun!”
Vin Diesel even gave a statement during last year in which he said, that he wanted to rope Moreno to join the cast along with him to play the role of his grandmother in the long-running action franchise.
Fast X will be directed by Louis Leterrier
The 90-year-old veteran actress joined the cast of fellow newcomers that includes, Brie Larson and Jason Momoa. Apart from that, the cast of the franchise also includes Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and Sung Kang.
Louis Leterrier is all set to direct the film, as he took over the directing duties from Justin Lin, who had exited the project just days into shooting. The movie is all set to hit the theatre screens on May 19, 2023.