Djimon Hounsou has been cast in Fast & Furious 7, the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Variety reports.
Producers are keeping Hounsou’s character and the sequel plot details under wraps, only revealing that that the film will return to Los Angeles after films two through five were set in other locations. However, if producers stick with the formula that has proven profitable, Fast & Furious 7 could beat Fast & Furious 6‘s $788-million box office.
Production for the film is underway, and it’s set for a summer 2014 release. Until then, Hounsou can be seen in David E. Talbert’s Baggage Claim, which will be released later this month with co-stars Paula Patton, Lauren London, and Tia Mowry-Hardict. Then, Hounsou will play the villainous Korath the Pursuer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which also stars Diesel and is set for a summer 2014 release.