F9: Fast and Furious 9

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.

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.

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and John Cena as Jakob Toretto
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and John Cena as Jakob Toretto

Synopsis

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

Statement by Vin Diesel

What F9 does is shed 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.

Release date

The movie is available on June 25.

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