Scott Eastwood announces role in Fast and Furious 8 and pays tribute to Paul Walker

Fans of Scott Eastwood should expect to start seeing a whole lot more of him, as it's been confirmed he will star in the next Fast and Furious film. The 30-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the news – and unsurprisingly was met with huge excitement from fans.

Clint Eastwood's son also paid tribute to the late Paul Walker, who filmed six of the action movies before his death in 2013. The eighth instalment of the franchise is expected to hit cinemas next year, and Scott revealed a few details of the character he'll be playing.



Scott Eastwood will star in the next Fast and Furious film

"It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious," he wrote. "To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It's a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can't wait to join it.

"Now I can't say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy."


He also paid tribute to late star Paul Walker

And, remembering Paul, Scott recalled some of the times they'd spent together, insisting he would make him proud.


He continued: "Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, we travelled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul's story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true."

Earlier this month is was announced actress Charlize Theron will also star in the new instalment.

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