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Vanessa Kirby joins Dwayne Johnson in Fast & Furious spin-off

Vanessa Kirby

Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH actress Vanessa Kirby has joined the cast of Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

The star, who broke out on Netflix’s The Crown as Princess Margaret, will play an as-yet undisclosed role in the action thriller, which will focus on Luke Hobbs, the Diplomatic Security Service agent played by Johnson, and Deckard Shaw, one of the franchise’s primary bad guys.

David Leitch, of Deadpool 2 fame, is directing the spin-off, which is based on a script by Fast franchise veteran scribe Chris Morgan.

Kirby will next be seen in alongside Tom Cruise in another massive movie franchise, this summer’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

She has also appeared in films such as Me Before You, About Time and Jupiter Ascending.

Universal is set to release the Hobbs and Shaw movie on July 26, 2019.