Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for “Fast Five”, the fifth in the greenback-drawing “Fast and the Furious” franchise.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.
The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida and Dwayne Johnson, and is directed by Justin Lin.
Joaquim de Almeida plays Hernan Reyes, described as a “heartless, incredibly strong and charming Latino runs the local drug ring. He is just as cruel as he is smart; he has most of the local law enforcement and bureaucrats in his pocket.” Was responsible for the death of Elena’s (Elsa Pataky) partner. Has assigned his men Lanzo, Berto and Capa to go undercover in Dom’s gang.Reyes’ number two is a guy named Zizi, who “has an eerie appearance” and is “a fearsome man. He is compliant to his employer’s demands. Is not squeamish when it comes to doing what needs to be done.”
Elsa Pataky plays Diesel’s love interest, Elena Neves. Elena is said to be “a Hard and still gorgeous law enforcement agent. Has a harsh background from a grueling ghetto. Is known for her ability to keep her morals in tact.” She forms a unique bond with fugitive Dom (Vin Diesel) since they’ve both lost their loved ones – in her case, her police-officer husband who Reyes murdered. It’s a difficult relationship, being that their both working on opposite sides, but like Dom & Brian in the original, they ultimately unite to bring down a common enemy.
Thanks to ‘Maria’