Franco-Cameroonian mixed-style fighter (MMA) Francis Ngannu will star in the ninth part of the movie The Fast and the Furious. It is reported by Deadline.
What role 32-year-old Nganna will play in the upcoming picture is not clear. The ninth film of the cinema series has not yet received an official name.
It’s not the first time that an athlete from the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) appears in Fast and Furious. In the seventh part of the franchise, one of the roles was played by former UFC champion American Ronda Rosie.
Ngannu is ranked second in the UFC heavyweights ranking. On account of the African 11 fights under the auspices of the organization, in which he lost only twice. Eight out of nine victories in the UFC Ngannu won by knockout. In particular, he prematurely completed the fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Kane Velazquez at the February 17 UFC tournament. A native of Cameroon was nicknamed the Predator.
The original “Fast and the Furious” was released in 2001. The film spawned seven more sequels and one spin-off. The star of the film franchise is the American actor Vin Diesel. Also in the films of the series were Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.