EGOT Award winner Rita Moreno brings some grandmotherly love to the upcoming Fast & Furious sequel, Fast X.
Vin Diesel, 54, announced the news Tuesday in an Instagram video of himself sitting between Moreno, 90, and co-star Michelle Rodriguez, 43.
“It’s always been my dream to work with Rita Moreno and the fact that she’s playing my grandmother here makes my soul smile,” Diesel said of the West Side Story legend, who is the grandmother to Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto will play. “I am so blessed.”
Moreno gladly accepted the role.
“You know what? I think I became … I think my old man has been waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice? And I’m here. And the answer is yes, I will,” she said the role.
The casting addition comes weeks after previous “Fast” director Justin Lim left the project.
Louis Leterrier will now direct Part 10, which is reportedly set to premiere on May 19, 2023.
Diesel welcomed Brie Larson to the film back in April.
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