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Justin Lin in talks to direct 'Fast and Furious 9'

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 16:23 IST

Los Angeles [USA], October 27 (ANI): Hollywood director Justin Lin, a 'Fast and Furious' veteran, is in talks to return to the hit action franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin is in talks to return to direct the ninth installment of the blockbuster series.

Franchise star Vin Diesel revealed the news during a Facebook Live stream, where he also teased that star Jordana Brewster would return after sitting out this year's 'The Fate of the Furious'.

Universal Pictures, the studio behind the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, had not commented on the news.

Lin has directed four 'Fast and furious' films beginning with 2006's 'Tokyo Drift'.

The ninth installment moved its release to 2020 earlier this month to accommodate the expanding franchise, which sees a spinoff focused on Dwayne Johnson's and Jason Statham's characters set for 2019.

Brewster, who is one of the original Fast members, was absent from this year's 'The Fate of the Furious'.

In the series, her character Mia is married to late Paul Walker's character of Brian but Diesel confirmed, "You're about to see (Brewster) in the upcoming chapters of the Fast universe." (ANI)