Rita Moreno Joins ‘Fast X’ As Vin Diesel’s Grandmother
Veteran actress Rita Moreno has joined the cast of highly-anticipated film Fast X as Vin Diesel’s grandmother.
Moreno’s addition to the Fast And Furious franchise was unveiled by actor Vin Diesel in a post on Instagram on Tuesday.
Diesel and Moreno shared the news on Instagram in a behind-the-scenes video recorded during production.
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“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,” Diesel said in the video.
“I’m so blessed.”
Monreo added, “You know what, I think I was getting … I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice? And I’m here. And the answer is yes, I’ll do it.”
Moreno will star as Grandma Toretto, maternal figure to Diesel’s Dom Toretto.
Fast X would be directed by Louis Leterrier, a replacement for former director Justin Lin. Fast X will also feature new celebrity appearances, including Jason Momao, Daniela Melchoior, Brie Larson, and Alan Ritchson.
Cardi B’s Leysa would also make a return in the tenth franchise film.
Meanwhile, Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs will not return.
Fast X is scheduled for release on May 19, 2023.