The first official photo has arrived of Oscar winner Charlize Theron in Fast 8. Theron’s playing a character named Cipher (one of the film’s major villains) in the eighth film of the Fast and Furious franchise. Theron makes her first appearance in the franchise with Fast 8, starring alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Scott Eastwood. The photo of Theron wearing a Metallica T-shirt and standing next to a rack of weapons first appeared on Twitter with the message:
“Our crew has faced former military, mercenaries & more. Now they meet Cipher (@CharlizeAfrica). #F8 #FastFridays” @Furious8Film
Fast 8 is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job). Gray and Diesel previously worked together back in 2003 on A Man Apart. Universal Pictures is targeting an April 14, 2017 theatrical release for Fast 8.