F9: Fast and Furious 9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director

F9: Fast and Furious 9 is an action, thriller film. This is the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga. The story is based on the characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. The franchise has earned more than $5 billion around the world.

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The director of the PG-13 film is Justin Lin. He previously directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series.

Cast

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker
John Cena as Jakob Toretto
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
Nathalie Emmanuel as Megan Ramsey
Sung Kang as Han Lue
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw
Charlize Theron as Cipher

The film will also star Oscar® winner Helen Mirren and Kurt Russell.

A new franchise character added to the mix is Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as Leysa. There will also be a cameo of Reggaeton sensation Ozuna.

Synopsis

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew join together to stop Dom’s brother, Jakob (John Cena).

Vin Diesel discusses his character Dominic “Dom” Toretto

F9 sheds light on how Dom has managed his vulnerability his whole life. That’s what’s so fun about the evolution of this character because it’s something that we all can identify with.

When we have children, the stakes are higher. Now everything Dom does, he has to consider the true source of his vulnerability: his child. It’s not that Dom is ecstatic about living on the farm. He’s governed by necessity. There’s a lot of unfinished business in this world that he’s been living in. A lion is vulnerable because of its cub, and that’s who Dom is. In order to protect his cub, this is the sacrifice he makes.

There are many interesting aspects of this storyline that are going to surprise our audience and unravel more of the identity of the characters that they’re so familiar with. For Dom to be a father in the truest sense, he has to go and revisit his past.

Cardi B describes being “Leysa” in Fast and Furious

I think she’s conceded and she’s very confident. And I guess she’s very competitive. 

Chris ’Ludacris’ Bridges discusses his character “Tej”

As I continue to show up and show out in these movies the crowd in the audience has to see some sort of progression, some sort of growth, something that they did not know about this character. I couldn’t be happier about the growth and about the progress as you continue to learn more things about him. What surprised me most when I read the script for Fast 9 obviously is the fact that Don has a brother that none of us knew about.

John Cena discusses his character “Jakob”

I think what’s kept the franchise not only on its feet but at the forefront of what fans want to see is the narrative about family. Dom always defined his family as those he holds closest not necessarily those who share his last name. In this installment you learn about another Toretto. Jacob is Don’s brother.

Helen Mirren “Queenie” describes how we meet her character in the film

This says it all…She’s in the diamond store and she ain’t buying. Queenie doesn’t pay retail for anything.

Release date

The movie is available on June 25.

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