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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Movies are unpredictable beasts. With so many moving parts, one can only imagine some of the issues that come up on set that require immediate changes. There are plenty of films that require last-minute casting decisions for one reason or another — Back to the Future and The Lord of the Rings famously cast new leads during production — and today we’re here to talk about a film with another last0minute addition.

According to Deadline, Michael Rooker, who most current fans know from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, has officially buckled up for Fast & Furious 9, the latest film in the highly-successful action franchise.

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The outlet states that he will be playing the role of Buddy, and that this is a “last minute addition to the production which is currently underway.” What isn’t clear are the specific details of his casting. Is he replacing someone? Did the role of Buddy remain uncast up until this point? Did he replace another actor in the role?

Who knows? We may someday here the details behind this move or we may not. Either way, they can do much worse than Michael Rooker, that’s for sure.

What do you think of Rooker joining the Fast franchise? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.