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Fast 8 casts Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju as henchman

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Kristofer Hivju is ready to do some dirty work. The Game of Thrones actor has been cast as an evil henchman in the eighth installment of Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise, EW has confirmed.

A second-generation Norwegian actor, Hivju plays the wildling leader Tormund on HBO’s Thrones and also appeared in Force Majeure and After Earth.

In the eighth Fast film, which has not announced an official title, Hivju will face off against returning stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, among others. It’s unclear at the moment just whom Hivju will serve, as the film’s main antagonist has yet to be revealed. (Charlize Theron has reportedly been eyed as a potential villain.)

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is directing Fast 8, which is expected to film in New York and Cuba. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters April 14, 2017.

The Wrap first reported Hivju’s casting.

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