Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight gave moviegoers an exclusive look inside the engine of Fast Five on Wednesday and Thursday. The film, which reunites Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, along with Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges from 2 Fast 2 Furious, is the fifth installment of the popular 10-year The Fast & The Furious franchise that has burned rubber at the U.S. box office with almost half a billion dollars.
Co-starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jordana Brewster, it picks up where Fast & Furious left off, with Brian O’Connor (Walker), Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his sister Mia (Brewster) — now as one big, happy family of fugitive street racers. Teaming up with Roman Pearce (Tyrese) and Tej Parker (Ludacris) for one last job in Rio, they take on corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) in hopes of gaining their freedom while trying to outrun and outmaneuver tough-as-nails federal agent Luke Hobbs (The Rock).
In an interview from last month, Neal H. Moritz, who produces the series, said a sixth and final one is currently in the works.
Fast Five is ready for speed two weeks from Friday.