It’s been a long time coming, but Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson’s Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw has officially started production! Johnson took to Instagram today to celebrate the movie’s first day of filming with a black and white photo of his co-star Jason Statham and director David Leitch.
Johnson and Statham will be reprising their F&F roles for Hobbs and Shaw, which finds Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely partnership with notorious bad guy Deckard Shaw (Statham). The film has also cast The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby for a leading role and Idris Elba as the film’s villain.
David Leitch (Deadpool 2) will be directing a script from one of the franchise’s regular writer’s Chris Morgan. Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Johnson,’s Seven Bucks Productions which includes Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Statham will also be producing with his production company Eponymous Production and partner Chris Morgan.
The film marks the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. It will be hitting theaters a year before Fast and Furious 9 and 10, which will feature a majority of the main cast including Vin Diesel. Hobbs and Shaw hits theaters on August 2, 2019.
You can check out Johnson’s full post below!