Charlize Theron revealed as 'Fast 8' villain Cipher

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The latest bit of information about the upcoming eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is that Charlize Theron will play the villainous character Cipher.

From the teaser photo posted on Twitter it appears the Cipher character will be a weapons expert of some sort.

The new follows separate announcements made in April that the movie will be called Fast 8 and star the South African beauty.

Theron proved she can play a badass in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, and she’s also played powerful roles in previous movies such as 2003’s Monster for which she won an Academy Award. Of course, she’s also made some stinkers such as 2012’s Prometheus, though admittedly that was more the fault of director Ridley Scott.

Theron isn’t expected to be the only villain in Furious 8 as we know Jason Statham is set to reprise his role as Deckard Shaw. Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, is also due to star.

Some of the other things we know is that the movie will primarily be set in New York City, though there will also be scenes taking place in Cuba.

Meanwhile, handling the directing will be F. Gary Gray who previously worked with Theron on the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.

The release date for Fast 8 is April 14, 2017.

 
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