Hobbs & Shaw
|Hobbs & Shaw|
|Directed by||David Leitch|
|Written by||Chris Morgan|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Hobbs & Shaw is an upcoming American action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan. It is a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious series featuring two characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the lead roles. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, and Idris Elba. The film is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 by Universal Pictures.
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
- Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, an MI6 agent and Owen and Deckard's sister
- Idris Elba as Brixton, an international terrorist leader and a criminal mastermind who is in conflict with Hobbs and Shaw.
- Eddie Marsan
- Eiza Gonzalez
In November 2015, Vin Diesel announced in an interview with Variety that potential spin-offs for The Fast and the Furious series were in the early stages of development. A spin-off film centered around characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw was announced in October 2017 by Universal Pictures and set a release date of July 26, 2019 with Chris Morgan returning to write the script. Variety reported that Shane Black was being considered to direct the film. The announcement of the spin-off provoked a response on Instagram by Tyrese Gibson, criticizing Johnson for causing the ninth Fast & Furious film to be delayed for another year. In February 2018, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch entered talks to direct the film. In April 2018, Leitch was confirmed as the director for the film and added David Scheunemann as a production designer.
In July 2018, Vanessa Kirby was cast in the film to play an MI6 agent and Shaw's sister, along with Idris Elba to play the main villain role in the film. In October 2018, Eddie Marsan joined the cast of the film. In November 2018, Eiza Gonzalez joined the cast of the film.
Principal photography began on September 10, 2018, in London, England. Dwayne Johnson joined the production two weeks later, on September 24, 2018, after wrapping Jungle Cruise. In October, filming moved to Glasgow to recreate London. Filming also took place in late 2018 at Eggborough Power Station, North Yorkshire.
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