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Oscar Winner Rita Moreno Joins Cast Of Fast X

May 24, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
West Side Story Rita Moreno Image Credit: Disney

The Fast & Furious franchise is adding an Oscar-winning icon to its roster, with Rita Moreno signing onto Fast X. Vin Diesel posted to Instagram to announce that Moreno, who won Best Supporting Actress in 1961 for West Side Story and co-starred in last year’s remake, will play the grandmother of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto in the film.

Diesel said in the announcement (per THR, “It’s been my dream forever to work with Rita Moreno, and the fact that she’s here playing my grandmother makes my soul smile. I’m so blessed.”

Moreno added, “You know what, I think I was getting … I think my old age was waiting for you to invite me. Isn’t that nice? And I’m here. And the answer is yes, I’ll do it.”

Moreno joins a cast that includes Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, and Sung Kang as well as new players Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, and Alan Ritchson. Louis Leterrier is directing the film, which has a May 29th, 2023 release date.

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