Gina Carano in ‘Fast Six’ (UPDATE: Villain Cast?); Jennifer Lawrence in Biopic ‘The Glass Castle’
[UPDATE #3] May 10, 2012 – Luke Evans is confirmed for Fast Six and now we have some plot details on the film: Plot details are being kept under wraps but sources say it would involve the crew heading overseas to work on a heist job. Evans would be the leader of another crew trying to pull off the same job.
[UPDATE #2] May 3, 2012 – SCRATCH THAT. Looks like Luke Evans (The Raven) will be joining Fast Six as the villain of the film. Michelle Rodriguez has also been confirmed to return and reprise her role for the sequel. Guess Rihanna’s “acting talents” in Battleship weren’t all that convincing. I’m not even remotely surprised. [Movie News]
[UPDATE #1] May 1, 2012 – Looks like Rihanna is rumored to join Gina Carano and the group at Fast Six as the “sultry villain”. An unnamed source said of Rihanna’s role: ”Writers think she’ll be perfect for the role. Her character has plenty of bite and doesn’t take any prisoners – just like her in real life, it’s a step up the ladder for her and could lead to bigger action roles.” [Indiewire]
[Original] Can I finally let out a sigh of relief? It seems that Hollywood is getting a reality check and putting strong female lead actresses to the forefront in high-profile productions. Not to say that they haven’t been, but those are few and far in between. Haywire action heroine Gina Carano will in the sixth sequel of the street racing franchise Fast and Furious, currently titled Fast Six. While hot off the box-office success of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence will be in another Lionsgate production The Glass Castle, a biopic of gossip columnist Jeanette Walls.
Details on Carano’s character (and those of the film) are unknown except that she’ll be part of Dwayne Johnson’s team out to catch Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. One is safe to assume that there will be car chases and/or explosions accompanied by baffling reasons as to why the movies are still wholly centered on drag racing. Justin Lin will be back directing the sequel and written by Chris Morgan, who’s written the last three films. Maybe Carano will bring some much needed martial arts. The film is set for release 23 May 2013.
Lawrence on the other hand will be trading in her survival skills for the blogging world, which has its own survival-of-the-fittest. Lionsgate has wisely kept the actress under their roof as Jeanette Walls in The Glass Castle, based on her memoir. Staying 261 weeks on NYTimes best-seller list, the movie is about “Walls’ childhood, which featured a nomadic lifestyle and parents who weren’t exactly well-adjusted.” Written by Marti Noxon (Fright Night, Mad Men), there’s no director attached yet.
UPDATE #3: /Film