British heartthrob Idris Elba will play the lead villain in Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, reports Variety.
Elba will join Johnson and Statham reprising their respective roles as U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs and former criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw. The film will be written by Chris Morgan and directed by David Leitch.
Filming for the franchise film will begin in the fall. Hobbs and Shaw open in theaters July 26, 2019.