The Fast and Furious 10 shoot in Los Angeles faces protest from residents.
The Fast and Furious tenth installment Fast X, will go back to its roots and shoot in the same Los Angeles neighbourhood where it all started all those years ago. However, the neighborhood’s residents are dissatisfied and vow to demonstrate against the movie if filming starts there. Nine Fast & Furious movies, released between 2001 and 2011, brought in approximately $6.6 billion at the box office.
The first film in the franchise–The Fast and the Furious–was filmed in Los Angeles’ historic Angelino Heights neighborhood. The success of the film turned the spot into a paradise for street racers, much to the chagrin of the residents. Over the years, several residents have reportedly complained to the authorities about the menace caused by illegal racing in the area. As per some reports, 178 people have lost their lives in LA in illegal street racing over the last two decades. Fast X is now set to return to the spot. A notice of filming reported by several news sites stated that the film will shoot Friday from 9 am to 2 am in front of the house owned by Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto.
However, the news that the movie franchise will be returning to the location was not well received. “If this film shoot in Angelino Heights, or any part of it from F10 Productions (Universal)… we will stage a huge protest and will invite many reporters and news cameras to film us protesting this film shoot all day and night,” the email, which Variety was able to obtain, from a resident to the Los Angeles City Council reads.
Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Cardi B, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno are among the film’s impressive cast members.
The movie is slated to premiere on May 19, 2023.