Michael Rooker joins “Fast & Furious 9”

Michael Rooker. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9727397hu)

Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker has joined Fast & Furious 9. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Rooker will play a character named Buddy. There are no other details regarding this last minute casting. 

Rooker joins previously announced Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren. 

Returning to direct is Justin Lin from a screenplay by Dan Casey. Lin helmed the franchise’s third through sixth installments. Diesel is producing the sequel through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Rooker’s credits include The Walking Dead, True Detective,  Fantasy Island, Monster Problems, and Amazon’s The Dark Tower pilot.

The feature is scheduled to hit theaters May 22, 2020, however, the 9th installment isn’t Fast & Furious’ last as a 10th installment is already in place for April 2021.