Vin Diesel Starring In Action-Comedy Muscle

Vin Diesel

by James White |
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You might think that Vin Diesel's duties on the Fast & Furious movies and the resurgent xXx franchise would keep him busy, even with his additional visits to recording booths to play Groot. Yet he's found another project all involved are hoping will kick off a run of movies: Diesel is starring in action-comedy Muscle.

While Deadline learned of Diesel signing on to star in and produce the film, nothing has yet been announced about its story. Which means we're free to speculate! We predict that it'll see Vin playing an assassin whose left bicep becomes sentient, and pacifist, resulting in hilarious misunderstandings and a culture clash as the reluctant muscle tries to stop the rest of him carrying out killings. Either that, or it'll be on brand for the Dom Toretto, and feature a muscle car with its own personality, Knight Rider-style.

STX Entertainment is developing the new film, and the chairman seems happy with the move. "I’ve known Vin for more than a decade after working closely with him on the Fast & Furious franchise and I’m excited for him to return to this genre," said Adam Fogelson. "Muscle is the perfect blend of action and comedy that his millions of devoted fans around the world have come to love him for, and we believe has the potential to become his next big, signature franchise."

It'll have to wait for Diesel's schedule to open up – he's about to shoot comics adaptation Bloodshot and will segue from that to xXx 4. And after that, there's the small matter of Fast & Furious 9, which recently scored a new writer...

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