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Rita Moreno joins cast of ‘Fast X’ as Vin Diesel’s grandmother


Vin Diesel announced on Instagram that Rita Moreno will be starring in ‘Fast X’ as his grandmother. Diesel said in a video that includes Moreno and fellow Fast and Furious franchise star Michelle Rodriguez: “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.”  Moreno replied:  “I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me.” 

Fast X, the 10th installment in the Fast and Furious series, is set to debut in theaters on May 19, 2023. Filmmaker Louis Letterier replaces Justin Lin as director, who exited the project in April.  The film also stars Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa and Brie Larson.

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