Another high-profile name is eyeing a role in director James Wan's Fast & Furious 7 as Variety reports that Kurt Russell is in talks to play an undisclosed role. He would join Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa and Tyrese Gibson with many more franchise favorites expected to be confirmed in the days to come.
Russell's career has been relativity quiet since his role in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof in 2007. He was planning on re-teaming with Tarantino for last year's Django Unchained, but left that project mid-production. In 2011, Russell starred in the football drama Touchback. Although his role in Fast & Furious 7 is unknown, the trade notes that it was initially offered to Denzel Washington.
Continuing from the cliffhanger tease at the end of Furious Six, Fast & Furious 7 is said to return the action to Los Angeles, although the production is eyeing an Atlanta shoot with a planned release date of July 11, 2014.