Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a scene from “Fast & Furious 6.”
(Photo : Associated Press)
Filming for the next "Fast & Furious" film is well under way in Atlanta and actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were both spotted this week shooting what appears to be a funeral scene.
Click here to see photos released by X17online.com.
Rapper/actor Ludacris was also seen on the set as well according to the Daily Mail.
The funeral scene is believed to be for a friend of Diesel's character Dom, who died towards the end of "Fast & Furious 6."
Two key announcements were made this week regarding the casting of "Fast & Furious 7." The first was that Lucas Black, who appeared in "Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift," will appear in next film after not being included in the last three.
Black has signed on for three "Fast & Furious" movies according to Yahoo News.
The second announcement came from Universal as they said that Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has dropped out of "Fast & Furious 7" due to scheduling conflicts.
"Deepika was offered to be a part of the next "Fast and Furious" movie. She is a huge fan of the franchise and it's disappointing not to be able to do it," the actress' spokesperson said in a press statement.
Click here to read more about Deepika's departure.
"Game of Thrones" star Nathalie Emmanuel has signed on to take Padukone's place according to HNGN.
Stars confirmed to return in the next film includes: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Djimon Honsou.
"Fast & Furious 7" will be in theaters on July 11.