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Another Familiar Face Is Returning For The New FAST AND THE FURIOUS Film!!

Published at: March 6, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
Ealier this week, we learned that a former Miss Israel had been cast in the film. Now comes word that Michelle Rodriguez, fresh from shooting James Cameron's AVATAR, will reprise her role as "Letty" in the new movie. So says her official website, which you can find HERE. Among her many roles, Rodriguez appeared in the first FAST AND THE FURIOUS as the same character, did voice work for HALO 2, was a character in LOST, and even appeared in an Uwe Boll movie...undoubtedly the pinnacle of her career.

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  • March 6, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    First

    by SamDonovan

    .

  • March 6, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    i like the third movie

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    it was fun

  • March 6, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Really the best choice...

    by SamDonovan

    considering her history of driving (and, for that matter, acting)

  • March 6, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    4 Fast 4 Furious

    by RokurGepta

    official title I swear.... <p> the word gullible is not in the dictionary I swear <p> it's all true <p>

  • March 6, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    There is a new Fast And The Furious?

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 6, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    REALLY????...NO WAY!!!!

    by Raindog789

    ..oh, wait...I couldn't give any less of a shit then I already do about this movie. Is there anybody out there that does care? Is there? No, really, is there?

  • March 6, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Is she on work release?

    by Mike_D

    hehehehe.

  • March 6, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    Three sequels of that stupid movie?

    by CuervoJones

    I hate this century.

  • March 6, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Awww, HELL NAW!!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Michelle fuckin' Rodriguez? Like in Bender Bending Rodriguez? Wtf??? Isn't it horrible enough that she's in Cameron's AVATAR? I truly hope her character dies in the first few minutes - in both movies!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna wait for 4V4T4R, thanks...

    by SpencerTrilby

    ahww SHIT! Damn them and their stunt titles!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY

    by Aquatarkusman

    WHAT GREAT NEWS! SERIOUSLY!1!!1! (urinates all over self) Maybe she can plow a CGI-rendered Hot Wheels looking thing into the side of a building after drinking 12 Crown n' Colas!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Fast and the Furious 5

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    Starring Pete Mitchell and Tom Kazanski

  • March 6, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Directed by:

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    Michael Bay

  • March 6, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Funny

    by Gungan Slayer

    How all these people passed on being in FnF2 because they all thought they were going to be THE SHIT in Hollywood, now they're all washed up has beens checking back in on this fourth installment. LOL guyz

  • March 6, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Words cannot express

    by beastie

    Words cannot express how much fuck this film.

  • March 6, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Her best

    by Daremo

    Her best role to me was Girl Fight. I thought she did a great job in that movie. Let's not forget her role in Resident Evil as well!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Isnt she doin' porn now?

    by nolan bautista

    could have sworn i saw her in the "5 Guy Cream-Pie" series

  • March 6, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    POINT BREAK RIP OFF SPAWNS 3 SEQUELS

    by Broseph

    VIN MUST BE BROKE

  • March 6, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Why I dislike Michelle.

    by Anna Valerious

    She plays the same damn role in every movie. Um, isn't acting about being different kinds of people? She's just going to typecast herself until death.

  • March 6, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    fucking hate Rodriguez

    by BMacSmith

    let me guess, she's gonna play another tough chick who's stronger and faster than any man!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I CAN'T F'N WAIT!!!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    BRING IT ON!!!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    M Rods greatest roles were...

    by professor murder

    ..in all of the shows in which she DIED in! <P> Resident Evil, LOST, hopefully Fast and the FOURious.

  • March 6, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    When did

    by Series7

    they let her out of jail? I wonder if she is still mad that Hilary Swank won an oscar for doing something she did 4 years earlier. Luckily looks like the curse is in full effect right now for the Swank mister anyways. Thank god she was just awful.

  • March 6, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Bring back Jordana Brewster.

    by Knuckleduster

    She sure is mighty purty.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Where did her career go?

    by GibsonUSA

    And I was expecting Fred Durst to be appearing.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Seriously, only thing good to come out of these talkbacks..

    by turketron

    Was the talkbacker who proposed the legendary title for the fifth movie: GRANDMASTER FAST AND THE FURIOUS 5

  • March 6, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    They think it's 2001.

    by GibsonUSA

    Too bad all the boy racers and teenyboppers who were 16 when this crap was popular and college grads now.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    *are* college grads now.

    by GibsonUSA

  • March 6, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Bring back Lucas Black

    by drwilliamweir

    Go on, double dare you, Mr Lin.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    GAS AT $4 A GALLON AND THESE TARDS DOING CIRCLES IN A PARKING LO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Fuck these stupid movies to hell.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    FnF movies are gonna catch up to Star Trek soon.

    by Diagnostic

    Already FnF have more better movies than the Star Trek series.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    It's time to swith this series up before it gets too stale

    by professor murder

    The Slow and the Content <P> 2 Slow, 2 Content <P> Slow and the Content 3: Tokyo Drifting Asleep

  • March 6, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ LOOKS LIKE A DUDE

    by BringingSexyBack

    I could go for that Ms. Israel though.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez is back? I am on board for this.

    by Diagnostic

    Putting all the pieces back together.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    2 FAST 2 RETARDED

    by BringingSexyBack

    Quit speeding you fucking delinquents!!!

  • March 6, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    2 FST 2 FRS

    by BringingSexyBack

    A movie about speed texting gangs.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Why are cops???

    by professor murder

    Why are cops in this movie so dumb? <P> All of these craptoads should've been locked up and stripped of all their illegal ways. <P> What ever happened to just taking your old beater to the nearbye middle school and scoring some donuts in the playfield?? <P> I'd like to see Paul Walker and Vin Diesel do that!!! <P>Oh yeah, I also second that M-Rod looks like a dude.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Gungan Slayer

    lolz loved your gas comment

  • March 6, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    where's the scene where these fucktards hit a pedestrian?

    by BMacSmith

    i want to see Vin losing control and smashing into a crowded sidewalk. that would be AWESOME!!!!

  • March 6, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    2 FAT 2 FURIOUS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Harry eating pussy. <p> <p> I am sorry, Harry.

  • March 6, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    THX GUNGAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Better make it $4.20, though. Prices just spiked today.

  • March 6, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    BSB, hilarious.

    by AdrianVeidt

    Good call. The higher the gas prices get, the more ridiculous this movie gets.<p> Pretty soon, we will have a post-Apocalyptic, "road warrior" fast and the furious, where they don't HAVE gas. You KNOW it's true.

  • March 6, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Fast 4Ward

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Get it? Yeah Gungan your right. Vin passed on the sequal due to he thought he had a career. I do appreciate his cameos in the others. I know he did one in Drift. Did he in 2? Who cares. Movies about cars I will never own. As for Rodrigiz. I hate her. She has the UP eyes. Drive me nuts. Bitch always looks like shes fucking looking UP! If I were to ever talk to her. And I wont because Im not a dyke or spend the night in jail cells. But IF I were ever to have a juan and juan with her and would be turning around all the time looking up thinking WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BITCH LOOKING AT?!?! Or I would be self consience because I would get the impression I had a huge zit on my forehead or something. I enjoy it when she dies. I would just prefer to see her cry when she does. Or maybe a nice Hostile death might make me feel better. I hate dudes that think shes hot.

  • March 6, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Hey, Daremo

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    (quote)"Let's not forget her role in Resident Evil as well!"(unquote)<p>WTF?!?!? I'm trying to forget that craptastic pile of garbage particularly with regard to Rodriguez' role!

  • March 6, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Jordana Brewster = instantly boinkable!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Just like Natalie Portman!

  • March 6, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    but will she be ANGRY?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ..of course she will. She's the same person in EVERYTHING she's ever done.

  • March 6, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I'll admit, I'm gonna go see this.

    by cinemixtape.com

    The first was a guilty-pleasure (the sequels blew), but having the original cast back together is kinda cool.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    This is nearly as pathetic as . . .

    by chewyou812

    . . . "the corys" falling back on lost boys direct to dvd sequel.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Thanks, turketron

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Grandmaster Fast And The Furious Five is my idea, and I am keeping my fingers furiously crossed that they will one day make it happen. Any Hollywood types reading this are welcome to take this title for free - it is too good to go unused.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Arent these characters like 30s now?

    by GibsonUSA

    Shouldnt they be thinking of things other than modified 350zs?

  • March 6, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    She does die in this movie

    by Reel American Hero

    According to the plot summary with the last bit of Fast And The Fourious news her character gets killed off which results in Vin Diesel and Paul Walker re-teaming to avenge her death..or something like that. Yes, the movies and titles are ridiculously dumb, but they've all been fun movies so far. Hope the trend continues if they're going to keep making em.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    I can't believe they were all available

    by Garbageman33

    Amazing how that scheduling worked out.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    In other Furious news...

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    When I read the title of this article, I was kind of hoping it was going to be Lucas Black who was returning. I like that guy, and he was a much more charismatic and interesting protagonist in part 3 than Paul Walker was in either of the first two.<p>Even so, I do like Michelle Rodriguez, so this is still decent news. Maybe she plays the same role over and over, but I don't care. She does it well, it's fun to watch, and, also, I secretly think she's sort of hot.<p>Damn, I gave that secret away at the end there...

  • March 6, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Someone once posted that Rodriguiz

    by skimn

    Must've seen Aliens as a youth and decided to base her entire screen persona on Vasquez. Couldn't be more on the mark. Ironic that Cameron has a role for her in Avatar. BTW, directed by BOTH Uwe Boll and PWS Anderson?? Kudos Michelle.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Question...Does anyone know...

    by Lance2769

    ..if the kid from the 3rd movie will be in this latest installment? This question may have been covered in the talkbacks before.

  • March 6, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    XXX III

    by skimn

    ZOMBIE ZANDER...Diesel plays the part of zombie anyway..

  • March 6, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    They need Lucas Black

    by Vern

    I know it's been said but I thought I would use the power of my black box. With Diesel and Walker it's not that big of a deal because they were already together in the first one. But throw Black in there and it's like that one Star Trek movie where they had William Shatner AND Patrick Stewart.<p> Also bring back Sonny Chiba's character and teach him how to drive fancy neon colored cars so he can get more screen time.

  • March 6, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Or simply "xXx"

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    just use the three X's

  • March 6, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Hear that, Lucas Black?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    The power of Vern's black box compels you!<p>I would like to think this was enough to get Black on board, but it's not likely. He's a good actor, but it seems like he doesn't give much of a fuck about acting - according to imdb, he hasn't done anything since Tokyo Drift.

  • March 6, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah, this movie needs Lewis Black

    by Reel American Hero

    Oh..Lucas Black, my bad. The kid from the last one, that'd be cool too.

  • March 6, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Lewis Black is a good idea.

    by otm shank

    He could handle the furious part.

  • March 6, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Cars and Alcohol.

    by Tourist

    ...The best mix.

  • March 6, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Lol, Lewis Black

    by TheNothing

    "HEY! Fucking stop passing me, you fuckheads!"

  • March 6, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez?

    by sailingmaster

    What, Tara Reid wasn't available for the role of useless drunk skank #3? Oh wait, I guess since she was in one of the earlier films they had to give it to her.

  • March 6, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Bring back Lucas Black

    by Lance2769

    I agree with Vern - Lucas Black needs to be in this movie. Part 3 left everyone hanging with the Vin Diesel cameo at the end. The continuation of that scene into this new movie needs to be explained. What happened between Vin and Lucas' characters? It's the only way to satisfy those of us who are interested in this franchise. Even if it's only a cameo appearance by Lucas. Otherwise, why even mix two different racing worlds by bringing in Vin at the end of part 3!! Another idea is to use any interesting, unused footage from the end of part 3 of Vin and Lucas, to kick off part 4.

  • March 6, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    She sucked on Lost

    by skywalkerfamily

    Bitchy type nearly made me leave the show.

  • March 6, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    4 FISTS 4 FURRY ASSholes

    by the beef

    starring Paul Cocker, Michelle "rides the rod"riguez, and Vin Diesel (no need to pornalize that name).

  • March 6, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    "Ice. Yeah, you could chisel some off your heart"

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    "... if you could find it." Oh no he di'nt! Who's his acting coach? Hayden Christensen?

  • March 6, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Hmm

    by Maestro610

  • March 6, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I messed up my previous post.

    by Maestro610

    I think they need to distance themselves from the numbers starting with this flick. Although whoever came up with The F4st and the Furious as a possible title was definitely on point with that. Getting your original cast back after some time away from the franchise should likely inspire the producers into serializing this thing a little more... It won't happen... Vin and Paul will either steal or help stop someone else from stealing something. They'll have to win a race for some reason and possibly have to call in the cavalry which will be Tyrese, Lucas Black, Ludacris and Devon Aoki. Michelle Rodriguez will be kidnapped and held as ransom or up for a long stretch and used as blackmail to get the guys back into the game. I don't know and I don't think it matters. I won't see this in the theatres but when its on cable I will inevitably indulge my car tuner fixation and give it a go, hating myself the whole way. Although if they put a Nissan engine into another classic muscle car I'm going to be sick. Oh and a 60's Mustang cant Drift down a mountain. I'd love to own a '66 Mustang Fastback or a '70 Dodge Challenger but those are meant for drag racing not cornering. He couldn't have found a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla for that last drift race? He did live in Japan...

  • March 6, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    RODRIGUEZ = FAST, FURIOUS

    by Mullah Omar

    At least Michelle Rodriguez lives up to the title. She is indeed a fast and furious woman.

  • March 6, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Ah, xXx2...

    by spud mcspud

    Shorter. Fatter. Less able to act, yo.<P> Yep, bring the newly-family-friendly Cube up in here and watch him wreck tha franchise! By God, what a sell out. And way to kill a promising franchise, by the way: Diesel in xXx2 could've actually given us a viable spy franchise alternative worthy of ingonring that fucking snorefest CASINO ROYALE for. But no - we get Diesel in space. Again.<P> And while I REALLY enjoyed CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK - can't wait for pts 2 and 3 in the trilogy, which will never fucking happen now except in animation - I'd still like to see another Xander Cage adventure. I mean, ignoring the short movie: maybe Xander Cage ISN'T really dead: I mean, he's a spy, right? Faked his own death, maybe?<P> Anyway, fuck all this. My point is that both the PITCH BLACK trilogy (yes, I count DARK FURY) and the first xXx are both better than these shitfests. And BOILER ROOM burns al these motherfuckers down - it's a GREAT movie! So let's have some quality Vin movies again - and send these fucktard movies back where they belong...<P> 2 FAT 2 FURIOUS - Ice Cube starring in TFATF5!!!

  • March 6, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel - with a name like that he should be in

    by skywalkerfamily

    a car movie.

  • March 6, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    4timez the 4rious!!!

    by sith_rising

    but I guess I'm along in thinking Michelle Rodriguez is smokin' hot. I'd like to wrestle that tough bitch, loser takes it "Ultimate Surrender" style!

  • March 6, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Michelle Rodriguez plays the same character, but

    by CreasyBear

    she does have a certain quality to her, and a great, toned body with a plump butt. I don't think I'd mind if she tied a spiked collar around my neck, forced her shiny black stiletto heel into my back, and gagged me with balled-up panties. Besides, what is the poor girl supposed to do, play a Victorian waif in the next lush historical romance movie?

  • March 6, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Let's dump another $50-$70 mill....

    by closeencounter

    Into these waste-of-time flicks. The makers of these "movies" know that there are more than enough people in the world to watch them and make a profit for them, no matter how undeserving these shows are.

  • March 6, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    She looks like the type that likes anal

    by Han Cholo

    Seriously, every time I see Rodriguez I just want to hit that ass. She seems like she'd be VERY into it, porno style.

  • March 6, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Too Fast For A Plot!

    by skywalkerfamily

    What is the plot for these things exactly?

  • March 6, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    The plot?.....

    by closeencounter

    Take from the poor and give to the rich!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    how can they NOT get Paul Walker?

    by BadMrWonka

    what the fuck else is he doing besides sitting in his LA condo jacking off to pictures of himself jacking off?

  • March 6, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Fast & The Furious: Speed Drifting

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Watch custom-made cars fling backwards into the air from mountain roads!

  • March 6, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Fast and Furious - Driver's Ed

    by skywalkerfamily

    All of the kids get arrested and have to take Driver's Ed.

  • March 7, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    She is so Unsexy

    by messi

    talk about making my dick fo limp every time I see her.

  • March 7, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    GRANDMASTER FAST AND THE FURIOUS 5

    by messi

    BEST TITLE EVER.

  • March 7, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Her G4TV episode of ICONS was Awesome!!!

    by ElectricDreams

    Man, that was awesome, it showed a side of Michelle no one ever sees and showed she was not the sterotypical latina action star she is made out to be, but actually an intelectual, video game playing, life experience enthusiast...I wished more people watched it so they'd know the real Michelle before talking smack about her and only seeing her portrayed the way the media paints her lifestyle...I gained a whole new appreciation for her. -ED

  • March 7, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    ElectricDreams

    by ChrisVenom

    I 2nd that. That was a pretty good Icons episode. Shes not your typical Hollywood actress thats for sure.

  • March 7, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    this is shaping up brilliantly

    by Spandau Belly

    This series is turning into Once Upon a Time in America with all the characters coming in and out of the surreal story and now all getting reunited when they're older.

  • March 7, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The return of Mr. Sister!

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I hope she runs over a little kind in a drive-thru!