According to Deadline Dwayne Johnson is in talks to join the fifth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast Five. Nothing has been set in stone yet, but apparently Johnson will play a lead role alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
All we know about the film so far is that director Justin Lin will be returning, and in the film “Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen.” Johnson could be playing one of those lawmen, which would be interesting. It’s about time he landed a few more action roles, as opposed to starring in kiddie movies. None of Johnson’s upcoming movies contain any children, so it seems he’s diverting back to the action realm.
Fast Five will begin filming later this year, and the release date has been announced as June 10th 2011.