If you have a name as cool as Kristofer Hivju, you might as well make the most of it, and Hivju seems to be doing a good job of that. Not only does the actor play the perhaps even better-named Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, but he also just landed a role in Fast 8.
According to The Wrap, Hivju will be a henchman to whoever they cast as the film’s big bad (currently rumored to be Charlize Theron). So the Tony Jaa role, basically. Hopefully his inevitable death is spectacular. I'm also hoping they let him keep that beard.
Fast 8 will be directed by Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray. The plan is for the film, which looks to be the first big studio movie to shoot in Cuba, to come out April 17, 2017. So I’d expect more casting news to start breaking soon.