'Fast & Furious 7" Cast Update: Ali Fazal in Paul Walker's Last Film, Helen Mirren Wants to be Part of Fast 8 -- Reports

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By Sonalee singh | August 15, 2014 5:19 PM EST

In an interesting piece of news ,it has come to fore that Indian actor Ali Fazal would be seen in "Fast & Furious 7' with Vin Diesel. Ali would be seen as part of the whole gang according to the reports and is not essentially playing the part of an Indian.

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Actor Vin Diesel poses for a portrait while promoting his upcoming movie "Riddick" in Los Angeles, California August 27, 2013. In "Riddick," which opens Friday, Diesel's ex-convict character leaves his comfortable world as leader of the Necromonger death race to search for his homeland. Once double-crossed and left for dead, he resolves to rebuild himself, both physically and morally, but must do battle against beasts and bounty hunters. Picture taken August 27, 2013.

"It's not an Indian part. It's essential to the script which is why I got excited," he said, adding, "My work is with the entire gang. It was exciting to work with Vin Diesel and all. We all grew up watching it...lot of action and cars," said the 27-year-old Fazal to IBN.

Fazal also got an opportunity to work with Paul Walker and director James Wan for the first time and reportedly, it was an incredible experience for him. Moreover, Helen Mirren would also like to play a part in "Fast & Furious 8." Mirren is known for being adventurous and she even did some stunts in her previous film "The Queen."

"I loved driving my Land Rover. I did my own sort of stunt driving, if you could call it that. I was driving through the Scottish countryside, not being able to see where I'm going because there are two cameras strapped to the front of that vehicle. So it was a kind of stunt driving, and that was really fun. I loved that. I always love stunt driving," said Mirren to Huffington Post.

Post Walker's death, a lot of new additions have been done to the cast. Walker's brother Cody and Caleb would also be seen playing his body double.

Walker's character Brian O' Connor would be retiring in the film. Connor would be replaced by the new character played by  Cody Walker according to the reports.

Adding to the buzz, Vin Diesel recently shared some of  his scenes from "Fast 7."

"Fast & Furious 7" is slated to release next year.

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Actor Vin Diesel poses for a portrait while promoting his upcoming movie "Riddick" in Los Angeles, California August 27, 2013. In "Riddick," which opens Friday, Diesel's ex-convict character leaves his comfortable world as leader of the Necromonger death race to search for his homeland. Once double-crossed and left for dead, he resolves to rebuild himself, both physically and morally, but must do battle against beasts and bounty hunters. Picture taken August 27, 2013.
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