Fast & Furious 8 aka Fast 8 has the distinction of being the second film and the first big budget movie given the green light to shoot in Cuba since the start of improved relations between the island nation and the United States. The next installment of Universal’s guaranteed money-printing franchise is currently filming in Havana, and to commemorate the milestone, the production released a new set video paying tribute to the city and its people. The gist: they’re having a blast. And so was I while watching. Watch it for yourself below.
The first in what star Vin Diesel has described as a trilogy that will bring the series to close, Fast 8 is keeping the series tradition of sending the franchise’s globetrotting street racing enthusiasts to various exotic locals, including Iceland in addition to Cuba. (Per the first poster, the series will also see team Toretto in New York City.)
Written by Chris Morgan and directed by Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray, Fast 8 sees core cast members Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges returning along with 2Fast 2Furious co-star Eva Mendes, Tokyo Drift‘s Lucas Black, and Furious 7‘s Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. They’re joined this time out by Charlize Theron, Kristofer Hivju and Scott Eastwood in as-yet unrevealed roles. It’s set to hit theaters April 14, 2017.
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