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.
[row]DAY 1 and the evolution has officially begun. Long awaited Fast & Furious spin-off movie, #HobbsAndShaw is electric. My partner in heavy crime & fun @jasonstatham is lookin’ like $1million bucks and holdin’ it all down. Our visionary & badass director @davidmleitch (just directed Deadpool2) at the helm and ready to evolve the franchise in exciting and fresh new ways. And as always, our @sevenbucksprod president @hhgarcia41 capturing the dopest images thru his 📷 lens. Keep crushing on that set boys… the man known as “HOBBS” will touch down in London in two weeks. Pancakes, tequila, and ass kickin’s 🥞🥃 on me, he captioned the photo. [/row]
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!
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