Kurt Russell Confirmed for FAST & FURIOUS 7; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Signs on for ANNIE; Geoffrey Rush Joins GODS OF EGYPT

     September 24, 2013

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Here’s today’s casting update:

Hit the jump for more on each project.

First up from Vin Diesel’s Facebook page (via Empire) is news that Russell has indeed joined the cast of Fast & Furious 7.  In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words, even if it doesn’t tell us exactly what Russell’s role will be:

Kurt Russell, such an honor to work with…

P.s. One from set…

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In more traditional news reporting, Deadline has Akinnuoye-Agbaje joining Annie as “Nash, the tough but lovable bodyguard and driver for Stacks (Jamie Foxx) and a good friend of Annie.”  He’ll start shooting tomorrow.  Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne also star in the remake slotted for a Christmas Day, 2014 release.

We recently reported that Butler was circling Gods of Egyptthe fantasy adventure picture set amidst the mythology of ancient Egypt.  The plot follows Horus (Coster-Waldau) as he sets out for revenge against his uncle for killing his father, Osiris.  Butler would play Set, the murderous brother of Osiris and a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners.  Heat Vision reports that Rush has closed a deal to “play the sun god Ra, the father of Set and Osiris who is also Set’s ultimate target.”  They also mention that “a young human thief in love with a slave” will aid Horus in his quest, so apparently there are some less lofty (yet no less heroic) roles available in this one.

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