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September 26, 2013

Kurt Russell joins cast of 'Fast & Furious 7'

However, veteran actor's role in the car chase sequel remains a mystery...

Kurt Russell joins cast of 'Fast & Furious 7'

Kurt Russell has joined the cast of Fast & Furious 7.

The veteran actor was linked to the film earlier this month (September) and now Vin Diesel has made it official by sharing a picture of himself and co-star Paul Walker on set with Russell. See it above.

"Kurt Russell, such an honor to work with..." the actor wrote before posting the picture on his Facebook wall. At present, Russell's role in the car chase sequel remains a mystery.

Alongside Diesel, Walker and Russell, Fast & Furious favourites Dwayne Johnson Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Ludacris are all back, while Jason Statham has signed up to play the main villain after making a cameo at the end of this year's Fast & Furious 6.

James Wan (Saw, Insidious) has come on board as director and shooting got underway earlier this month (September) with locations including Atlanta and Abu Dhabi set to feature. The film will open in UK and US cinemas on July 11, 2014.

Since its release this May, Fast & Furious 6 has taken a massive $785 million (£500 million) at cinemas worldwide, making it the most successful film in the franchise yet. The six F&F movies to date have raked in a collective $2.3 billion (£1.5 billion) at the global box office since the series began in 2001.

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