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Scott Eastwood honored to join "Fast and Furious 8"

The "Fast and Furious" franchise with an eighth film in the works, and Clint Eastwood's son Scott Eastwood has joined the team. The younger Eastwood, who was in Atlanta last year first to promote his movie "The Longest Ride" and later to join his dad during the filming of "Sully," posted a message about his upcoming "F8" role.

Scott Eastwood

 

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It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it.

Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy.

Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true.

Gary Gray and Neal Moritz - I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin - thank you for the support and the insight. Paul - I am going to make you proud.

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