Fast and Furious 7: What to expect apart from Deepika Padukone
Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:19

Mumbai: Deepika Padukone will be seen revving it up in Hollywood with Fast and Furious 7. But it’s not just her presence that people will look forward to. The Hollywood moneyspinner has a loyal audience awaiting the release in July 2014. With bigger names, here’s what one can expect...

MORTAL COMBAT: It would be great to see Deepika (who has tried her hand at action in Chandni Chowk to China) battle it out with Ultimate Fighting Championship Ronda Rousey. A new addition to the series, Ronda is UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, and the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Impressive huh?

THE BIG ADDITION: Kurt Russell will join the cast. The shooting will start this month. His role is likely to be expanded further.

ALSO ON THE LIST: Thai martial artist Tony Jaa, best known for his work in Ong-Bak (he starred in three films) will join the cast.

THE THIRD TRILOGY: FF7 also marks the beginning of the new trilogy of the series. In a recent interview, Vin Diesel said, “The stories of 7, 8 and 9 are mapped out in a structure, even if they’re not signed off on. The direction of 7, 8 and 9 is clear.” This means that if her luck holds out, Deepika may get a chance to increase her association with the franchise.

HARDCORE ACTION: Director James Wan, famous for the horror movie series Saw, replaces Justin Lin, who has directed the last four movies. Wan has also hinted that the movie will feature more ‘old school’ chase sequences.

THE BAD GUY: Jason Statham, who made an appearance in Fast and Furious 6, returns in this series as the villain. Jason will play the villain, Ian Shaw, the brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Apart from him, Dwayne Johnson too will return for the film.

AROUND THE WORLD: Vin Diesel has revealed that the seventh movie will be shot in Tokyo and the West Asia. But it will also take the cast back to their original hometown, Los Angeles

RUMOUR HAS IT... Taylor Lautner, Halle Berry and Rihanna could join the cast. However, there have been no confirmations.

DNA/ Harshada Rege

First Published: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 18:19

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