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Michelle Rodriguez succeeds in hiring female writer for 'Fast and Furious 9'

Devdiscourse News Desk | Los Angeles | Updated: 17-05-2019 18:44 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 13:10 IST
Michelle Rodriguez succeeds in hiring female writer for 'Fast and Furious 9'
Justin Lin, who directed "Fast Five" and "Fast & Furious 6", is returning to helm the ninth and tenth films. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Michelle Rodriguez is reprising her role of Leticia "Letty" Ortiz in "Fast & Furious 9" after managing to bring a female screenwriter on board. The actor, who has been attached with the action franchise since the beginning, had threatened to walk out of the films in a 2017 Instagram post unless producers showed "some love to the women of the franchise on the next one".

"I felt like there was not enough of a female voice in the franchise. You should evolve with the times, not just pander to certain demographics that are stuck," she said at the Bloomberg Future of Equality Summit in London. Justin Lin, who directed "Fast Five" and "Fast & Furious 6", is returning to helm the ninth and tenth films.


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