Variety is reporting that Eiza González is the latest name to join the cast of the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs And Shaw.
Since he was introduced to audiences in the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, Universal has been eyeing a spinoff for Dwayne Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs for years now and due to the reaction of his chemistry with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, particularly in the last installment Fate of the Furious (number eight), has caused the studio to pull the trigger and create this spinoff that’ll see the two of them team up somehow. Actual plot details are vague at the moment but we do know that Chris Morgan, who has been on board the franchise since the Tokyo Drift entry, is penning the script. It was confirmed back in April that Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch would be helming the spinoff.
The report states that her role is under wraps, but sources claim she was a last minute addition and scheduling had to be worked out with Legendary as she’s set to star in their film Godzilla vs. Kong. Her credits include Baby Driver and Alita: Battle Angel.
Hobbs And Shaw is scheduled for cinematic release on the 26th July 2019.