Jordana Brewster officially returning for Fast & Furious 9

Jordana Brewster has confirmed she will appear in Fast & Furious 9.The actress played Mia in five of the eight Fast & Furious movies, and was the love interest for Paul Walker’s character, Brian. But when the actor tragically died in 2013, filming was …

Jordana Brewster has confirmed she will appear in Fast & Furious 9.

The actress played Mia in five of the eight Fast & Furious movies, and was the love interest for Paul Walker’s character, Brian.

But when the actor tragically died in 2013, filming was still underway on Furious 7, and accordingly, the script was changed to write Paul out of the franchise, with the final scene depicting Brian driving off into the sunset with Mia and their child.

Yet, on Thursday, Jordana shared a snap of her with co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris on the set of the ninth instalment, which is currently filming in the U.K.

“Feels good to be back with family,” she wrote.

Vin Diesel also shared a video from the set with Jordana, who plays his onscreen sister, with the pair sitting with a new child actor.

“OK, we are here, it is Day 4 and we are still in gratitude because it is such a beautiful place to shoot. We love shooting in London, this is one of many locations,” the 51-year-old commented.

“I am with Jordana, Mia, my incredible sister, on and off screen and we have someone very, very special here and this is Isaac,” Diesel said, before the young actor said he’s playing “Baby Brian”.

Fans are now speculating exactly what director Justin Lin is planning on doing with Paul’s character Brian, if Jordana is returning to the franchise.

Fast & Furious 9 is set to be released in May 2020, with Tyrese Gibson and Nathalie Emmanuel returning for the penultimate movie in the saga.

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Jamie Dornan joins Kristen Wiig’s comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, w…

Jamie Dornan has signed on to star in Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

The new movie follows two best friends, Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, where they quickly become inadvertently involved in a villain’s plot to kill everyone in the California town.

Wiig and her Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo will play Barb and Star, while Dornan will portray Edgar, a lovelorn spy who gets caught between the forces of good and evil.

The leading ladies also wrote the script, and enlisted Josh Greenbaum as director, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum serving as producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 37-year-old has yet to flex his comedy muscles, and is best known for his dark and moody characters, such as serial killer Paul Spector in BBC drama The Fall, brooding S&M enthusiast Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, and photographer Paul Conroy in war biopic A Private War.

Dornan will next be seen later this year alongside Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan in the untitled Drake Doremus project, and is set to star in sci-fi thriller Synchronic, opposite Anthony Mackie.

News of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar was announced in April, and representatives for studio Lionsgate said they were “honoured” to be behind Wiig and Mumolo’s upcoming comedy.

“Their projects offer a rare combination of big laughs, big heart and female empowerment that everyone will love – men and women, young and old,” Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane said in a statement.

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Tessa Thompson inspired by Time’s Up movement to push for better deal on Men In Black: International

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better deal on her new movie, Men in Black: International.The 35-year-old stars as Agent M in the film and shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, and candi…

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better deal on her new movie, Men in Black: International.

The 35-year-old stars as Agent M in the film and shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, and candidly opened up about her contract negotiations in an interview with Marie Claire magazine.

Tessa confessed that it was her involvement in the Time’s Up movement, which was founded last year by Hollywood celebrities in response to the sexual harassment scandal, that prompted her to push for equality.

“(Time’s Up) allowed me to say things I’m not sure I would have said a year ago,” she explained. “The truth is, the system where you assess international value is inherently sexist and racist because we haven’t had those opportunities. The only way to disrupt that is to create new models.”

Tessa then told studio bosses that while she was aware of the popularity and fame of Australian hunk Chris, she deserved to get a better deal than what they were offering.

“When we were having the conversation around how we structure our deals, I said, ‘I understand who Chris Hemsworth is and who I am not relative to him, globally and otherwise. But in the success of the film, that changes. In success, I want equity. Because then you can’t make the same argument,'” she shared.

And when asked if she got what she wanted, Tessa coyly replied: “Let’s just say we’re all happy.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she opened up about her frustration that Hollywood is still lacking diversity, and wants more equality for women of colour.

“When we talk about issues of pay equity, that means something different to Natalie Portman than it does to me. Women who are not of colour are talking about pay equity with men. (We) are so far away from that.”

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Tate Taylor: ‘The Girl on the Train cast didn’t bond away from set’

Tate Taylor worries his 2016 movie adaptation of The Girl on the Train suffered as it was filmed away from the normal “middle of nowhere” environment he prefers.Tate rose to prominence after directing The Help in 2011 and has gone on to work with m…

Tate Taylor worries his 2016 movie adaptation of The Girl on the Train suffered as it was filmed away from the normal “middle of nowhere” environment he prefers.

Tate rose to prominence after directing The Help in 2011 and has gone on to work with many of the film’s stars time and time again.

For most of his projects, the 50-year-old heads back to his native Mississippi, but with Girl on the Train, which starred Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux as the leads, the shoot took place in New York.

“I make movies the same way, in my home state with a very family atmosphere, in the middle of nowhere because you spend time together,” he told Collider. “When I did The Girl on the Train, it was so sad because we were in Manhattan and we went to Yonkers, every day. No one had dinner with each other, and no one spoke. I don’t want to say that the movie suffers, but it does suffer. When you make a movie in a camp-like environment, you’re having dinner together, you’re reflecting on the day, you’re talking about tomorrow, and you all make the same movie.”

For his latest film, horror Ma, Tate reteams with Octavia Spencer – a movie which marks the Oscar winner’s first-ever leading role.

Not only do the two have a great working relationship, but a genuine friendship that began years before either found success when they were roommates.

“(Octavia) confided in me, about a month before me finding this (Ma), that she was just really grateful and felt blessed, but she was being asked to do the same thing, as can happen. Women of colour are put in their box,” Tate said. “They’re not leads, and they do the same stuff that people are comfortable with them doing. So, I was like, ‘Well, I’ll find something.’

“(Ma) was written for a white woman, shocker. She was middle-aged and crazy, and there was no backstory. I saw an opportunity, so I said to Jason Blum (producer), ‘What about Octavia?’

“It’s her first lead. Can you believe that?”

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