FAST AND FURIOUS 7 Adds Tony Jaa

     August 23, 2013

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The latest casting addition to James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7 comes by way of Thailand in the form of ass-kicking martial artist Tony Jaa (Ong-bak).  The franchise picture will be Jaa’s English-language film debut and his first studio picture.  Personally, I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed that Jaa would make the transition stateside for a well-deserved shot at a broader viewing audience.  Jaa’s role has yet to be revealed as Chris Morgan is still working on the script, but it’s safe to say he’ll mix it up in a fight or two.  Will it be against newcomer Ronda Rousey (likely not, since any new faces have a good chance of ending up on the antagonizing side), or one of the heavyweights in Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson?  Perhaps (poor) Paul Walker or Tyrese Gibson will have to take him on instead?  We’ll have to wait until the film’s scheduled release date of July 11, 2014 to find out.  Hit the jump for more.

Heat Vision reports tony-jaathat Jaa will indeed be joining Fast and Furious 7.  Jaa had the following to say:

“I have been a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise. The films are fast paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first U.S. studio production.”

When asked about who he might fight in the film and who the eventual winner would be, he sidestepped, saying:

“Having a chance to work with Vin Diesel and The Rock already makes me a winner.”

Fast and Furious 7 starts shooting next month.

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