Vin Diesel’s son to star in Fast and Furious 9

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Vincent Sinclair, son of iconic Hollywood actor, Vin Diesel, is set to follow in his father’s footsteps with a role in Fast and Furious 9. The 10-year-old plays a younger version of his father’s character Dominic Toretto in the new film, which will be released on June 2, after multiple delays, according to TMZ.

The website claims Vincent filmed his scenes in late 2019 when he was nine years old and got paid $1,005 per day. The franchise already saw a flashback to a younger Dominic in Furious 7, which saw the character played by actor Alex McGee.

This comes as it was revealed Fast And Furious 9’s theatrical release has been delayed again because of the Covid-19 crisis. The film was originally set to be released in May last year but had been pushed back by eleven months to April 2, 2021, before being delayed again to May 28, and the release date has once again been altered.

Vin, 53, took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm F9 will now be coming out on June 25, by sharing a short clip of a car speeding away from an explosion with the new date written over it. The actor, who portrays Dominic Toretto in the film, shared his delight at the news, as he wrote in the caption: ‘Finally!!! Blessed and grateful.’

Vin’s co-star Ludacris, who plays Tej Parker, commented on the actor’s post by saying: ‘‘We Just Gettin Started (sic).’

The film, which is directed by Justin Lin, is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), he previously directed three other films in the franchise: Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013).

Diesel has traded in his life as an outlaw for parenthood in the new teaser for Fast & Furious 9 that was released during the Super Bowl earlier this year. Seemingly immersed in a slower and safer lifestyle, Dom and wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) are captured in a conversation about ‘missing the old life’.

After Dom admits that he misses the old life ‘every day’, the action and fast editing go into overdrive and take viewers on a wild trip full of high-speed chases and spectacular, fiery crashes. Most of the action showcases Dom and Letty, behind-the-wheel, tearing it up on the streets, as they face off with Dominic’s younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin.

 

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