Full ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ cast list: meet Vin Diesel, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron and more
The ninth installment in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, known as ‘F9: The Fast Saga’, which has already grossed nearly $ 300 million even before its release in the US market on June 25. ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ sees Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) living a quiet life off the grid with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and her son. But peaceful life is soon shaken up as the crew must reunite to stop a dangerous plot from the most talented assassin and driver they have ever met, Dom’s brother Jakob Toretto (John Cena).
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw, Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody, and Charlize Theron as villainous Cipher are also putting ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ into high gear. Tyrese Gibson plays Roman Pearce, Ludacris Tej Parker, Jordana Brewster Mia Toretto and Nathalie Emmanuel Ramsey. Sung Kang, who returns from the dead as Han Lue, completes the star-studded cast.
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Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto
Vin Diesel is one of the highest grossing actors in the world, and his success isn’t limited to the “Fast & Furious” franchise. His expertise in action was further enhanced by the ‘Chronicles of Riddick’ franchise. His comedic release with ‘The Pacifier’ was also a huge commercial success. Diesel has also successfully lent his voice to the character of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Diesel also portrayed comic book superhero Bloodshot in his 2020 film adaptation and is set to appear in the Avatar sequels. Diesel also founded production company One Race Films, record label Racetrack Records and video game developer Tigon Studios, providing his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon’s releases.
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty
Michelle Rodriguez has made a name for herself as one of the most iconic action heroines with her role as Letty in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise as well as her roles in other blockbuster action films such as’ Resident Evil ‘,’ SWAT ‘,’ Battle: Los Angeles’ and ‘Avatar’. Besides her action-packed film career, Rodriguez is also known for her role in the hugely popular series “Lost” where she played Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the series.
John Cena as Jakob Toretto
John Cena certainly has his fingers in many pies. The actor and television presenter of course first rose to fame with his wrestling career. Cena is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Cena is a five-time United States champion, four-time world team champion and sixteen-time world champion. He also performed well outside the ring. Cena began his film career with the movie “The Marine” and went on to star in films such as “Trainwreck”, “Ferdinand” and “Blockers”. As if that wasn’t enough, Cena also released a rap album that went platinum.
Helen Mirren as Madeleine Shaw
Dame Helen Mirren is one of the most respected actresses of her generation and has received several awards. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen” as well as a Bafta Award for the role. She was the recipient of a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for her performance in ‘The Audience’. Mirren’s leading role was of course on television as DCI Jane Tennison in “Prime Suspect,” a role that earned her three BAFTA Television Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Some of Mirren’s other Oscar nominated works include “The Madness of King George”, “Gosford Park” and “The Last Station”. Besides her extremely critically acclaimed work, Mirren has also been part of lighter films such as “Calendar Girls” and “The Hundred Foot Journey”. She has also been a part of successful action films such as the “Red” and “Hobbs & Shaw” franchise.
Charlize Theron as Cipher
South African actress and producer Charlize Theron is one of the highest paid actresses in the world and has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. Charlize Theron is the first South African to win the Oscar for Best Actress, which she did for her role in “Monster”. Theron received her second Oscar nomination for her role as a female victim of sexual abuse in the drama “North Country”. Theron juggled his critical success with several blockbuster commercial films such as “The Italian Job”, “Hancock”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and of course, “The Fate of the Furious”. More recently, however, Theron received accolades and her third Oscar nomination for her role in “Bombshell” where she played American journalist and political commentator Megyn Kelly.
Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody
Actor and producer Kurt Russell has been acting since he was 12, and “The Guardian” once named him one of the best actors to ever receive an Oscar nomination. He was however nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Silkwood’. But nominations or not, Russell has had an extremely successful career with films such as “Tango & Cash”, “Stargate”, “Executive Decision” and “Vanilla Sky” and most recently starred in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ‘ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ Rusell has also been a part of previous episodes of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, including ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Fate of the Furious’.
Ludacris as Tej Parker
Rapper and actor Ludacris was just nine years old when he started rapping and his early debut led him to a career in which he received three Grammy awards. Ludacris, who is known for his hit singles like “Yeah”, “Stand Up” and “Splash Waterfalls”, has also carved out a successful career as an actor. Besides his role as Tej Parker in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Ludcaris has also had notable roles in films such as “Crash”, “Gamer” and “New Year’s Eve”. For his role as Parker in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, he won both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics Choice Award.
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
Tyrese Gibson started out in show business as a singer, songwriter, and rapper, then moved on to the movies. Besides his role as Roman Pearce in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, he is also known for playing Joseph “Jody” Summers in ‘Baby Boy’, Angel Mercer in ‘Four Brothers’ and Robert Epps in ‘Transformers’.
Who are the other stars?
Other stars of ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ include Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang.
‘F9: The Fast Saga’ is directed by Justin Lin, who also wrote history with Alfredo Botello and Daniel Casey. ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ will be released on June 25. You can watch the trailer here.