Thai star Tony Jaa amazed many with his incredible stunts in the likes of Ong Bak, but it’s only now that he’s making his English-language debut, as Jaa has signed on for Fast & Furious 7, according to THR.
Details about the actor’s role are being kept under wraps, but the actor released the following statement via email from his home country of Thailand, “I have been a big fan of the Fast & Furious franchise. The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first U.S. studio production.”
When asked whether or not he would get a chance to fight with Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson, and who would win in a fight between himself and either of the action stars, the actor said, “Having a chance to work with Vin Diesel and The Rock already makes me a winner.”
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey are confirmed to star. James Wan is directing from a screenplay by Chris Morgan. Production will begin this September for release next year.