Vin Diesel hinted he has found a director for ‘Fast & Furious 8’

On his personal page, the 48-year-old actor posted a photo taken with director F. Gary Gray, sitting next to a picture frame with images from the “Fast & Furious” movie series.

Many websites specializing in cinema reported that Vin Diesel has found a director for part 8 of the popular film series. F. Gary Gray, director of the recent Hip Hop movie Straight Outta Compton , is said to be in the process of negotiating to sign a contract. This information has not been confirmed by Universal.


Vin Diesel posted a photo taken with director F. Gary Gray on his personal page.

On October 6, Vin Diesel posted a photo on Facebook with director F. Gary Gray . Previously, the producer targeted four names for part 8 including Louis Leterrier (film Now You See Me ), F. Gary Gray (film Straight Outta Compton ), Adam Wingard (film The Guest ) and William Eubank.

For a month now, producers and studio Universal have been having a headache finding a replacement for James Wan – director of Fast & Furious 7 . He refused to participate in the next part of the hit series because he thought it was too stressful and tiring.  Fast & Furious 8 is expected to hit theaters on April 14, 2017. F. 

Gary Gray is a familiar director of famous action films such as The Italian Job (2003), Law Abiding Citizen (2009)… The film F. Gary Gray made about the legendary rap group NWA – Straight Outta Compton (released in theaters in August) – achieved a revenue of 160 million USD, becoming one of the most popular low-budget works of the summer.

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