Scott Eastwood
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Scott Eastwood has joined the cast of the eighth instalment of "Fast and Furious."

In a lengthy Instagram post, Eastwood said he was excited to be part of the "legacy" and vowed to make the late Paul Walker proud. Walker died in November 2013 in a car crash.

"Paul was a close friend of mine," Eastwood said in his post. "We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul's story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true."

Although he did not reveal much about his role, Eastwood said his character would work under Mr Nobody, played by Kurt Russell in the previous instalment. The returning cast includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez. Charlize Theron was recently announced as a new villain.

The plot of "Fast and Furious 8" is under wraps, but thanks to a new poster for the film, we know the team will be heading to the Big Apple in the next instalment and Russell's Mr Nobody might have yet another assignment for Dom and the gang. Diesel said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show Russell's character was added to the franchise's seventh instalment as a prelude to what's awaiting the crew in the next film.

"Fast and Furious 8" will be the first movie in a final trilogy, revealed Diesel though a Facebook post. "Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision, [sic]" he wrote. "They have been like family . . . I promised the studio I would deliver one last trilogy to end the saga. [sic]"

"Fast and Furious 8" is set for an April 14, 2017, release.