Lilly Mirren Biography & Facts
F9 (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 9) is an upcoming American action film directed and co-written by Justin Lin with Daniel Casey. It is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), the ninth main installment, and the tenth full-length film released overall in the Fast & Furious franchise. The first film since Fast & Furious 6 (2013) to be directed by Lin and the first since 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) not to be written by Chris Morgan, the film will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
F9 was originally scheduled for worldwide release in April 2019, but was delayed several times, first due to the release of Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and prospective release of No Time to Die (2021), and then the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now officially scheduled for release on June 25, 2021.
After the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017), Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dominic's younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher, and who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic.
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, a former criminal and professional street racer who has retired and settled down with his wife, Letty, and his son, Brian Marcos.
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Dom's wife, and a former criminal and professional street racer.
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, an ex-habitual offender and a member of Dom's team.
Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Tej Parker, a mechanic from Miami and a member of Dom's team.
John Cena as Jakob Toretto, Dom and Mia's brother who is working as a master thief, assassin, and a high-performance driver.
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Dom and Jakob's sister and a former member of his team who has settled down with her partner, Brian O'Conner, and their two children.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Megan Ramsey, a British computer hacktivist and a member of Dom's team.
Sung Kang as Han Lue, a former member of Dom's team who was believed to have been killed.
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw
Charlize Theron as Cipher, a criminal mastermind, and cyberterrorist who teams up with Jakob.Additionally, Lucas Black reprises his role as Sean Boswell from previous films, while Bow Wow and Jason Tobin also reprise their roles as Twinkie and Earl Hu from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), respectively. Cardi B portrays Leysa, a woman who shares a history with Dom. Anna Sawai portrays Elle while Michael Rooker was cast as Buddy. Additionally, Finn Cole, Vinnie Bennett, Ozuna, and Francis Ngannou have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Development and casting
On November 13, 2014, Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter that there would be at least three more films in the franchise after Furious 7 (2015). In February 2016, Vin Diesel announced initial release dates for the ninth and tenth films, with the ninth film initially set to be released on April 19, 2019. After the spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw was announced, the release date for the ninth film was pushed back to April 10, 2020. The announcement of the spin-off provoked a response on Instagram by Tyrese Gibson, criticizing Dwayne Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions co-creator Hiram Garcia (who served as producers for the spin-off) for causing the ninth film to be delayed for another year.In April 2017, Diesel and Dwayne Johnson confirmed their returns. On October 25, 2017, Diesel revealed in a Facebook live video that Justin Lin, who directed from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift through Fast & Furious 6, and actress Jordana Brewster, who portrayed Mia Toretto in five of the franchise's films, would be returning for the ninth and tenth films. On April 4, 2018, Johnson stated that he was unsure if he was returning for the ninth film due to working on the spin-off, and he confirmed in January 2019 that he would not be appearing in the film.In May 2018, Daniel Casey was hired to write the screenplay after Morgan left due to his work on the Hobbs and Shaw spin-off film. Michelle Rodriguez was also confirmed to reprise her role. In February 2019, Universal Pictures announced that the film would be delayed by six weeks to May 2020, to avoid competition with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's No Time to Die.In June 2019, John Cena was officially cast in the film, after an initial announcement from Diesel in April. In July 2019, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, and Vinnie Bennett joined the cast of the film. That same month, it was announced Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron would reprise their roles. Michael Rooker and MMA Fighter Francis Ngannou were added to the cast in August. In October 2019, Ozuna and Cardi B joined the cast of the film.
Principal photography began on June 24, 2019, at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. Filming took place in Los Angeles, Edinburgh, and London, and also took place in Thailand for the first time, with Krabi, Ko Pha-ngan, and Phuket used as locations. Part of the film was also shot in Tbilisi, Georgia. Filming wrapped on November 11, 2019.In July 2019, stuntman Joe Watts, who doubled for Diesel, sustained a serious head injury during filming at Leavesden Studios. In September 2020, Michelle Rodriguez confirmed the film would be set in outer space as well, which was teased by Diesel.
F9's official soundtrack will be released concurrently with the film. In the lead up to the soundtrack, a mixtape titled Road to F9 was released on July 31, 2020, and features music inspired by the film. The mixtape was preceded by the lead single "One Shot" by YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Lil Baby.
F9 is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021. F9 was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 22, 2020 by Universal Pictures, but on March 12, the film was pushed back 11 months to April 2, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 2, 2020, the film moved to May 28, 2021 after No Time to Die was moved to its release slot, before moving to its current date.
F9 will be followed by a tenth installment.
F9 at IMDb
Official website. Discover the Lilly Mirren popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Lilly Mirren books.