Actor and director Ben Stiller has denied his involvement with Fast & Furious 9, putting the rumours of his casting to bed.
The Fast & Furious franchise is one of the biggest in the world so it’s no surprise to see some of Hollywood’s biggest stars signing up to play a part. This week, it was rumoured that Ben Stiller was the latest to join the team.
However, it seems like there is no truth behind this particular report as the actor himself has taken to social media to deny his involvement:
“Reports of my Fast and Furiosness are greatly exaggerated. Meaning not at all true, sadly. Though I wish them well with the franchise. Fingers crossed it takes off.”
Stiller finished off his jokey tweet with a dig at the source of the rumour, PageSix, by using the hashtag #PageSixIsAmazing.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 2, 2020
Hopefully, Fast & Furious fans aren’t too disappointed by Stiller not securing a role in the ninth installment of the franchise.
Fast & Furious 9 sees Justin Lin directing series veterans Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, along with franchise newcomers John Cena (Bumblebee), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Anna Sawai (Ninja Assassin), Vinnie Bennett (Ghost in the Shell), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cardi B (Hustlers), MMA fighter Francis Ngannou, and singer Ozuna.