Fast & Furious 7 casting news

THR is reporting that Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) is set to join the cast of the street racing juggernaut that is the Fast & Furious series.

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Tony Jaa is perhaps best know for his role in the Ong Bak trilogy, it’s unknown at this time what role he will likely take in Fast & Furious 7 though if I took a guess i’d say he’ll be teaming up with Jason Statham. Jaa will join returning cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the afore-mentioned Mr Statham.

Fast 5 was a very solid film, it didn’t take itself seriously and was a lot of fun, Fast & Furious 6 continued this tradition, but now that director Justin Lin has left, it remains to be seen what tone entry number 7 will take. James Wan is set to take the helm on the latest instalment so the franchise should be in very good hands going forward. Wan’s success with SAW and more recently The Conjuring should put him in good stead.

Check out Tony Jaa in action below. He sure knows how to kick some ass!

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