Jordana Brewster is putting the Fast and Furious franchise in her rearview mirror. The Fate of the Furious opens Friday with the splashy new addition of Charlize Theron, but without Brewster, who played Mia from the early days.
One of the most controversial movies to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival is transgender horror ‘(re)Assignment’ which has been mauled critically. The film is about a male assassin (played by Rodriguez) named Frank Kitchen who, after killing the brother of a talented surgeon known as The Doctor (Weaver), is surgically transformed into a woman after being double-crossed by gangsters. It all sounds a bit absurd and potentially offensive, with the trans community voicing their disappointment in using the life-changing operation as a gimmick for a film.
Michelle Rodriguez has said that the ‘Fast & Furious’ series has ‘lost its soul’ following the death of Paul Walker. “Y’know, Paul’s the heart of it. “And not having love affair with cars and with that lifestyle [like Paul did], it removes a certain aspect of the soul of the franchise.
Michelle Rodriguez has justified making the controversial ‘trans-hitman’ thriller ‘(Re)Assignment’ by saying that she did so because she’s ‘bored with the status quo’ of Hollywood. In it, Rodriguez’s character is given a sex change by a rogue doctor, played by Sigourney Weaver, as revenge for a hit he’s taken out.
The controversial ‘transgender hitman’ movie starring Michelle Rodriguez has landed at the Toronto Film Festival. The concept of the movie has already been met with undisguised disgust from the transgender community, with Rodriguez playing a macho male hitman called Frank – glued-on beard and all – who is given a forced sex change by a disgraced surgeon in revenge for one of his hits. Obviously, the surgeon is played by Sigourney Weaver.
The folks behind next year’s auto-orgy sequel Fast 8 continue to rev up the behind-the-scenes access, today transmitting via Facebook Live a hosted tour of the car garage guided by film’s vehicle coordinator, Dennis McCarthy (watch above).
The series has seven instalments (with more on the way) and has made over £1billion at the box office. With a septet of flicks at our disposal, there are plenty of great Easter eggs scattered throughout. Here are some of the best. - Nurse 3D Actress Sues Filmmakers For Ruining Her Career - Sigourney Weaver Slams Alien Vs Predator Ludacris’s cognac It’s pretty clear that F&F is not averse to a bit of product placement, which is why it’s not all that surprising in ‘Fast Five’ that the bottle of cognac on show is Conjure, aka the brand owned by the actor/rapper who plays Tej. Many of the cars on show in the movies belong to Paul Walker The late actor was a huge car nut and loved to collect and fix up old motors, as well as being a part-time professional racing driver himself.
Some symbols have endured through the Fast and Furious franchise: Dominic Toretto’s cross pendant. The two-story craftsman bungalow was the spot where Dom (Vin Diesel) first shared a Corona with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker).
It has been nearly 15 years since Rob Cohen helmed the surprise international hit The Fast and the Furious, about a group of close-knit, law-flouting street racers. While Cohen didn’t direct the subsequent sequels, he has remained in contact with the main cast, including directing Fast patriarch Vin Diesel in the 2002 extreme-sports action flick XXX. More recently, Cohen directed Jennifer Lopez in the successful low-budget thriller The Boy Next Door, still in theaters, and has other projects in the pipeline.