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Justin Lin to Direct Final Two Installments of Fast and Furious

The final two installments of the action-packed road-trip saga Fast and Furious will be directed by Justin Lin,  according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.


The installments will see the core cast reprising their roles including, Vin Diesel who plays the protagonist Dom, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, and Helen Mirren. Michael Rooker, John Cena, Cardi B, and Finn Cole will also join the cast for the final installment.

Lin has directed four films from the franchise – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast and Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), and Fast and Furious 6 (2013). The storyline of the franchise revolves around street racing, gang wars, and smuggling.

The franchise has eight films and the 2019 spin-off Hobbs and Shaw featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Also, the upcoming film Fast, referred to as F9, is directed by Justin Lin. It will release in May 2021, during the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who died during service. Universal Studios announced the delay in releasing the film earlier after they decided to release the next James Bond movie No Time to Die.

F9 continues the storyline of the core cast and Charlize Theron.

The series started almost two decades back, with Diesel and late actor Paul Walker in lead roles.


It is likely that the final two installments will be produced by Diesel through his One Race Films banner, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Lin, Neal Moritz, Joe Roth, Clayton Townsend, and Samantha Vincent.

In April 2018, Netflix announced the web series, Fast and Furious Spy Racers with Bret Haaland and Tim Hedrick. Vin Diesel is the show’s executive producer. The first season premiered on December 26, 2019.

Apart from the street-racing films, Lin has also directed Star Trek Beyond (2016).