‘Fast X’: Rita Moreno Cast As Vin Diesel’s Grandmother In New Film

This living legend has joined the Fast Family.

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Rita Moreno is the latest addition to the cast of Fast X with Vin Diesel.

The cast of Fast X continues to expand. On his official Instagram, Vin Diesel shared a video introducing legendary actress Rita Moreno as part of the cast. And not just in any role, but specifically as the grandmother to Dom Toretto.

On bringing Rita Moreno into the cast of Fast X, Vin Diesel honored the actress’ legacy and gave her a warm welcome into the family:

“It’s been my dream forever to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she’s here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile.”

You can watch Vin Diesel’s video with Rita Moreno, promoting her role in Fast X down below:

Rita Moreno, a living legend.

Now that she’s part of the Fast X family as Vin Diesel’s grandmother, Rita Moreno is the latest Academy Award-winning actress to join the franchise. Throughout her legendary career in Hollywood, Moreno is perhaps most known for her Oscar-winning turn in 1961’s West Side Story, where she played Anita. She would return to the story 50 years later for Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of the classic musical, in which she served as an executive producer and acted as a new character.

Here is the synopsis for the Fast X predecessor, F9: The Fast Saga:

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, this year’s The Suicide Squad).

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

The upcoming installment, Fast X, is being directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno.

Fast X is currently set to hit theaters on May 19, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the franchise, as well as Vin Diesel and Rita Moreno, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube franchise for more original video content.

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