Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel has confirmed that Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron will be returning for the ninth film in the franchise series.

Mirren and Theron will be joining the crew for another sequel respectively as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Deckard and Owen Shaw, and cyber terrorist Cipher.

In an Instagram video filmed on the set of Fast and Furious 9, Vin Diesel said:

Wrestler John Cena has also been confirmed to be joining the cast of the action film series.

"Week three. Fast 9. Here on set. We've got a lot of the original cast here, including Oscar winners like Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.

"Uh . . . a few new surprises, including John Cena, who I believe is going to completely shine in this movie."

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