Vin Diesel lands new action project

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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster reprise their roles in this fifth movie from the "Fast & The Furious" series. Since breaking Dom out of custody, Brian (Walker) and Mia Toretto (Brewster) have been on the run with their ex-con friend, blowing through borders to elude the authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last high-risk job in order to gain their freedom.

July 13th, 2011

Vin Diesel is to appear in a new film penned by the 'Unknown' writing team.

The 'Fast and Furious' actor was impressed with the pitch he was given by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell for the as-yet untitled action thriller and he had his producing partner Samantha Vincent have agreed to run with the project under their One Race company.

One Race said in a statement: "Butcher and Cornwell understand how to write intelligent action thrillers that translate to an international audience."

Vin previously collaborated with the writers on a film version of his 'Wheelman' videogame, though that project appears to have stalled.

The actor has a busy few months ahead of him, with 'Fast and Furious 6' in the works and the third of his 'Riddick' movies due to start shooting in September.

In addition, he is also slated to appear in family fantasy comedy 'The Machine', which looks at the friendship between a young boy and a government military cyborg.