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Vin Diesel, ‘Furious’ cast to fly to PH

MANILA, Philippines - No less than Vin Diesel, the rest of the "Fast and Furious" cast, and film producer Neal Mortiz will grace the premiere of the "Fast and Furious 6" on May 15 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.

Solar Entertainment Corporation said in a statement that Diesel, Mortiz, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, and Gina Carrano will arrive in Manila on May 14 to attend a press conference where journalists from all over Asia will be present.

"It’s all systems go for us!" said Wilson Tieng, Solar Entertainment Corporation president.

"We are very proud and excited that Manila, for the first time, has been chosen to be part of a world promo tour of an upcoming Hollywood movie. Moviegoers will be in for a treat as well."

Watch the 'Fast and Furious 6' trailer here:

Fast 6

Directed by Justin Lin, "Fast and Furious 6" (alternatively known as "Fast 6") returns to the lives of professional criminal Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his crew of international crooks and drivers who are now wealthy after their successful heist in the previous movie installment.

But although they are rolling in dough, their criminal records bar them from returning to their home countries. Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), who has been hunting down Toretto and his group, strikes them a deal: if they help the US government take down a skilled mercenary organization, their records will be cleared and they can go home.

Luke Evans plays Owen Shaw, the leader of the mercenary organization and a former British special forces officer who turns over to the dark side of crime. His second-in-command turns out to be Letty Ortiz, Dominic's lover thought to be dead, played by Michelle Rodriguez.

The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, and Chris Bridges.

"Fast and Furious 6" is the first movie of the franchise to deviate from the underground car-racing theme.

It opens on May 24 in theaters nationwide. - Rappler.com

Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada covers the Office of the President and Bangsamoro regional issues for Rappler. While helping out with desk duties, she also watches the environment sector and the local government of Quezon City. For tips or story suggestions, you can reach her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.

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