Actor Vin Diesel believes that with F Gary Gray as director, the eighth part of the Fast and Furious series has a good shot at winning an Oscar next year.
Gray’s Straight Outta Compton failed to win at this year’s 88th Academy Awards in the Best Original Screenplay category. However, Diesel feels the director will definitely win an Oscar in 2017.
It’s hard to tell how much of his Fast and Furious Oscar talk was just Diesel trying to snag some easy headlines or it was just him being an endearing and earnest oddball (his Facebook page certainly suggests the latter). But whatever the case, he’s breaking out some similar chatter for the upcoming Fast 8.
I think he went into making this movie with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder, going ‘Oh, really? Ok. Now I’m going to take the biggest saga in the world, and I’m about to throw Oscars at you.’ Wait till you see what he does! Diesel said.
“(Fast 8) is different. It’s very dark,” said Diesel, who plays the role of Dominic Toretto in the franchise.
“My character is conflicted in a way that is really going to shock you. He’s coming off of a lot of emotion from Furious 7 and the loss that Furious 7 represents,” he added.
Fast 8 is set to release on April 14, 2017 in the
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