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Furious 8: Vin Diesel says film will be set in New York

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Dom Toretto and the rest of the Fast & Furious family will soon be racing into the Big Apple, according to Vin Diesel.

During his appearance Wednesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his next film, The Last Witch Hunter, the actor revealed where the next film in the franchise will take place.

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“Do you know where the next one is set, or no?” host Jimmy Fallon asked of Furious 8.

“New York, baby!” Diesel shouted in reply, to cheers from the audience. He also shared that the first Fast & Furious film was inspired by a Vibe article about street races in New York, but the director and producer ultimately reset the film in Los Angeles.

The actor reiterated that this next film is the first in a planned trilogy, and that Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray is slated to direct.

Furious 8 will open on April 17, 2017.