Jordana Brewster Pitches Her All-Female Fast & Furious Spinoff
Jordana Brewster shares her hopes and pitch for the in-development Fast & Furious female-led spin-off. The Fast & Furious franchise has grown to sizes few could have predicted when the first movie came out in 2001; for example, the recently-released ninth installment took some characters to space and currently stands as the highest-grossing Hollywood movie at the 2021 international box office. The main Fast & Furious series will come to an end after two more films, but there are still numerous opportunities for spin-offs, including the long-gestating all-female movie.
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Talk of a women-led Fast & Furious movie kicked off after star Michelle Rodriguez began speaking out about female representation in the franchise. The idea gained the support of Vin Diesel and other women within the series, and in 2019, the potential Fast & Furious spin-off saw writers Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet sign on to pen the script. Since then, though, there hasn’t been much by way of updates, though actresses like Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel have continued to show their support for the idea.
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In a conversation with Screen Rant’s Ash Crossan promoting the home release of F9, Brewster shared her pitch for the female-led Fast & Furious spin-off. As Mia Toretto, Brewster has been a part of the franchise since the very beginning and recently returned for F9 after sitting out for the eighth movie. When considering the idea of more spin-offs, she confirmed that “I’d love to see the girl power version.” Brewster then elaborated:
I would love to see that. I think it’d be a waste not to because there’s so much talent there with Mia and Letty, and I mean, Nathalie and Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. If we could get everyone in one, that would be so awesome. So, yeah.
It’s true that over the years, Fast & Furious has amassed an impressive number of compelling female characters. From Rodriguez’s Letty to Helen Mirren’s Queenie, there are several women who, together, could make an exciting movie. The lack of progress regarding the all-female Fast & Furious doesn’t mean it’s dead, and as Brewster’s comments have shown, there’s still a great deal of enthusiasm for the idea. F9’s reception earlier this year reminded everyone that the franchise has staying power, so the time feels right to really get this spin-off moving forward.
Aside from this movie, the only Fast & Furious spin-offs to emerge have been Hobbs & Shaw and the animated series Fast & Furious Spy Racers. Hobbs & Shaw is slated to receive a sequel, though development has been slow. When it comes to the franchise as a whole, the emergence of additional projects was no doubt affected by the delayed release of F9. Now that the movie has debuted and the endgame is approaching, attention can perhaps turn to the sought-after spin-offs. Brewster still wants the women to get their due, as do several others. Hopefully it will become a reality sooner rather than later.
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The Director’s Cut of F9: The Fast Saga is now available on digital and Blu-ray from Universal Home Entertainment.