Rodriguez Talks The “Fast X” ‘French Takeover’

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez has revealed she’s very happy with filmmaker Louis Leterrier having taken over the direction of “Fast X” following director Justin Lin exiting the project shortly after it began filming.

Once Leterrier was onboard, he packed the tenth “Fast and Furious” film with a creative team from his native France and Rodriguez tells THR the production is now “like the French takeover, dude”. She’s not complaining though. Quite the opposite:

“Trust me, at the beginning, I was like two weeks in with no director. I’m like, ‘What are we gonna do?’

He [Leterrier] came with all this energy of love. We haven’t had that in Fast and Furious for a very long time where we get somebody excited who’s a real fan and who really wants to take it places that it hasn’t gone before.

We’ve been at it for 20 years, bro. After all that time, you get jaded and kind of forget what you do it for [until] a director like Louis comes in and reminds you, ‘This is beautiful. Let’s go make magic.’ We’re so lucky to have him bro.”

Letterier was announced as director back in early May, and things seem to have progressed smoothly since as Rodriguez confirmed last week she has already wrapped her filming commitments and the whole production should be finished filming by the end of August.

“Fast X” is currently on track for a May 19th 2023 release.

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