Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in “Fast and Furious” Spinoff

Vanessa Kirby. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9644836l)

Vanessa Kirby is making her way to the big screen with the Fast and Furious franchise.

Kirby has most recently starred on Netflix’s hit series about the English monarchy, The Crown as Princess Margaret. Now that her reign is over, she has been tapped to join the high-speed franchise’s spinoff.

Variety reports that the 30-year-old British BAFTA winner is in final talks to star opposite Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. 

The next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is helmed by director David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by Chris Morgan — who joined the franchise with Tokyo Drift and has since penned six films. Johnson and Statham will reprise their roles of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively. Kirby is set to play an MI-5 agent and Shaw’s sister.

The eight Fast and Furious installments have grossed more than $5.1 billion at the global box office.

Production on the feature is scheduled to commence this fall.