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Djimon Hounsou Gears Up for ‘Fast 7’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kurt Russell recently joined the cast

Djimon Hounsou is set to join the cast of Universal’s “Fast & Furious 7.”

The cast already includes Ronda Rousey, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.

Most of the franchise’s top talent are returning for “Fast & Furious 7,″ including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan, with James Wan directing.

Moritz and Diesel return as producers.

No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous six films were set in other locations. Co-president of production Jeff Kirschenbaum and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project.

This May’s “Fast & Furious 6″ was the highest-grossing pic in the series, with $788 million worldwide.

Hounsou can be seen next in Fox Searchlight’s “Baggage Claim” and follows that up with a busy 2014 that includes Legendary’s “Seventh Son,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

He is repped by CAA, the Safran Group and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

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