Despite a eyebrow-raising fast turnaround and a new director, Fast and Furious 7 is already shaping up to at least be interesting enough to guarantee a curiosity ticket. The film already has Jason Statham joining the gang along with Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Now it can add Djimon Hounsou to its list of unexpected but cool casting choices.
Variety claims the actor is all set to join Fast and Furious 7. Hounsou's one of those guys who seems to pop up everywhere from questionable schlock like the upcoming Seventh Son, to almost sure-fire awesome schlock like Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. He can be intimidating (see his great performance in In America), but he can also come of as cartoonish, which is exactly the right combo for these goofy-ass Fast and Furious: Chapter 2 films.
It's really just a matter of time before they announce Harry Dean Stanton and Everett McGill and this Best Movie Ever party can REALLY get started.