Helen Mirren added to cast of ‘Fast And Furious 8’

Mirren will star alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the new movie

Helen Mirren has been added to the cast of Fast And Furious 8.

The actor will star alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham in the movie, which is scheduled for release on April 14 2017.

Mirren told Elle: “I like to be serious. Of course, having said that I’m about to do Fast and Furious 8.”

She continued: “But that’s for the fun of it. So maybe that’s what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies.”

Mirren has apparently set one condition around her appearance in the film – that she gets to drive in it. “I’ve always rather loved driving,” she said. “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive in it’. But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.”

“I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies – as long as they’re well made and they’ve got good scripts. That’s the most important thing.”