‘Furious 7’ to Debut at SXSW in Surprise Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

The seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Furious 7,” will get a surprise screening Sunday night at the SXSW Film Festival, sources confirm.

The official SXSW Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet on Sunday morning, teasing “Just added for all #SXSW badges: surprise screening of a huge film, 7 mins after midnight tonight @ Paramount. Gotta be FAST to get a seat.”

According to sources, star Vin Diesel is not expected to attend.

This isn’t the first big studio film this year to have a surprise screening at a film festival — in January, “Jupiter Ascending” debuted unexpectedly at Sundance.

“Furious 7” is one of star Paul Walker’s final films, as the actor died last year in a car accident. The movie is directed by James Wan and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and Jason Statham.

“Furious 7” is set to officially debut April 3.

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