First look at Helen Mirren in Fast 8

Vin Diesel and Helen Mirren in Fast 8

by James White |
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Eyebrows cantilevered higher than some bridges (with cars leaping over the gap) when Helen Mirren revealed that she would be part of the cast for the latest Fast & Furious outing. But she wasn't kidding, and now Vin Diesel has taken to Instagram with a picture of his Dominic Toretto and Mirren's mysterious character. See it above.

Neither Diesel nor Mirren has said anything about what she'll be doing in the film, though her hopes (and ours) were crushed slightly when she recently told Entertainment Weekly that she won't get to drive as part of her small role in the movie. “I wanted to be driving, but unfortunately, I’m not,” she said. “Maybe that will come in the future, in Fast & Furious 12... I’m probably one of the few people on the set who know how to drive a gearshift car. I doubt the Rock knows... But I do. I know how to double declutch.” Let's get #HelOnWheels trending, folks...

Fast 8, which is still shooting, includes returning veterans Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, more recent additions Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell and new franchise faces Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju. This one will screech into UK cinemas on April 14.

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