Hobbs & Shaw The upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff, has a seriously stacked cast. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will repeat their roles in the iconic franchise, with Idris Elba playing villain Brixton.
But apparently the show-stealer will be a young actor making his film debut: Hobbs, Johnson's "bad asses" French Bulldog, who got involved in the upcoming movie, in which The Rock had been a bit nepotism.
"Today we're on set Hobbs & Shaw and it's a very special day, because we have arguably the movie's biggest star: Hobbs himself," Johnson said on an Instagram video posted Wednesday. "This is my real Bulldog Hobbs, named after my character. I talked to Hobbs and said," Would you like to star in the movie? "He says," Yes, I will be in the movie. "
Johnson adopted Hobbs, a good boy, if there was one, along with his brother Brutus three years ago, the actor said in a companion note to the video. Unfortunately, Brutus died a few months later, but Hobbs has become strong ̵
"Hobbs was a real pro," Johnson said when his puppy was in front of the camera. "Unlike his owner, he was disciplined. He was professional, unlike his owner. And he listened to the director as opposed to his owner. "
" He did a great job, "Johnson added.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is set to pick up a pair years after the events of the main business, with the title characters – played by Johnson and Statham – who are fighting … um … terrorist robots? It seems like a big jump from where the franchise started, but it looks pretty cool, based on the trailer that was released last week.
The action comedy is scheduled for release in August, no matter what role Hobbs the Doggo plays, but hopefully it's not about driving a car.
"He's just a great dog with a big heart," said Johnson. "And at the end of the day, like the Hobbs figure, he's a bad asshole."