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Jason Statham in Early Talks to Join Next 'Fast and Furious' Movies

October 4, 2011 (7:59 am) GMT
Words are, the 'Killer Elite' actor might star in the sixth and the seventh installments of the action film series which will be shot in Europe.
Jason Statham

might join , and Dwayne "" Johnson in "The Fast and the Furious" movie franchise. According to Twitch, Universal Pictures is currently looking for a new suitable actor for the untitled Fast and Furious 6 and 7 projects, and the studio is now in early talks with the "" actor to star in both forthcoming films.

The rumors are actually still far from certain. Nonetheless, judging from the fact that the studio plans a European-based production for the upcoming sequels, it is possible that the English actor, who dates the "" actress , could join the projects.

"Fast 6" is currently still in early phase of pre-production. The project is scheduled to kick off the filming in Europe in 2012, but it has recently been reported that director Justin Lin bowed out the project due to scheduling conflict. The screnplay will be written by Chris Morgan.

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