Fast 8 Adds Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju

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Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju has joined the cast of director F. Gary Gray's upcoming Fast 8, the latest chapter in the Fast & the Furious franchise.

Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju is joining the cast of Fast 8 as one of the villain’s henchmen

Although there’s still no confirmation as to whether or not Charlize Theron will playing the main villain, Universal Pictures‘ upcoming Fast 8 has, per The Wrap, added Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju as one of said villain’s henchmen.

Straight Outta Compton‘s F. Gary Gray is directing the April 14, 2017 release, which is planned to launch a new trilogy of films. Fast 8 will be followed by a ninth film to be released April 19, 2019 and a tenth film planned to hit theaters April 2, 2021. Fast and Furious 89 and 10 aren’t the only films new that Universal has planned for the franchise, either. It was recently revealed that plans are underway for both Fast and Furious spinoffs and prequels.

Kristofer Hivju joins a cast that is confirmed to include franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black reprising their roles as street racers-turned-international criminals-turned-super-secret agents. Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell are expected to return as well.

Principal photography for Fast 8 is planned to take place in both New York and Atlanta, Georgia. Recent reports suggest that two other possible locations for the film could be the previously-unexplored Russia and Iceland.

Kristofer Hivju, best known for playing wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, has appeared on the big screen in films like Force Majeure and After Earth.

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