See Vin Diesel's Lookalike Son Join the "Fast & Furious" Family
The 11 year old is making his film debut in his dad's massive franchise.
The ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise is coming to theaters on June 25. And not only will you see your favorite characters back at it again, but there's also an exciting new face joining the street racing series. Vin Diesel's 11-year-old son, Vincent Sinclair, will be joining the cast to bring an important role to life. To see who Vincent is playing and an early look at him in character, read on, and for more lookalike offspring, See Pierce Brosnan's Lookalike Son Paris on His Latest Magazine Cover.
Vincent will play the younger version of his dad's character.
Diesel has three kids with his longtime girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, who he's been with since 2007: 12-year-old Hania Sinclair, 11-year-old Vincent, and six-year-old Pauline Sinclair, who's named after Diesel's late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Vincent will be making his big-screen debut as the younger version of his father's character, Dominic Toretto. TMZ reports that Vincent filmed his scenes back in 2019 when he was just nine years old—and based on the above photo from Diesel's Instagram, that appears to be the case. In Nov. 2019, he posted it with the caption: "They say Fast has become tradition… Cuidado con Vincentito… Haha. Generations… #Fast92020
While it's unclear how much you'll see of the young Dominic character, TMZ reports that Vincent got paid a daily rate of $1,005. To find out what Walker's daughter is up to, See Paul Walker's Daughter on the Runway for the First Time.
There was already a scene with young Dominic in an earlier movie.
Earlier in 2019, Diesel posted what appears to be a photo of him and his son on set with the caption: "And that's how it goes. Generation to generation…"
But if you're a loyal fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, you may recall that there was already a flashback scene featuring a young Dominic in Fast & Furious 7 back in 2015. In that movie, the role was played by a young actor named Alex McGee. To check out another actor playing a younger version of his father's iconic character, See James Gandolfini's Lookalike Son as Tony in the Sopranos Prequel.
The movie's release was pushed back due to COVID.
Like many productions over the past year, the release of F9, as the ninth movie in the Fast & Furious franchise is called, was pushed back by the pandemic. The movie was originally slated to premiere in May 2020 but will now be released on June 25, 2021. "When you make a good movie, your first goal is to make something that you can be proud of, and in the film business, you learn from the very beginning that when the film gets released, even without the pandemic, is rarely in your control," Diesel told Entertainment Weekly in January.
Diesel hopes the extra time will benefit the movie in the end. "When you really think about the quality of the movie, there's more time you have to work in post-production, more time to get the shots right; it does give you a little bit of a cushion," said Diesel. And for more up-to-date entertainment news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Diesel is excited to get the movie out to audiences.
Diesel, pictured here with his kids in 2019, said he's excited for the world to finally see what the Fast & Furious team has been working on. "Definitely eager to share it," Diesel told Entertainment Weekly. "I want to get the movie out for all of the great fans who have been waiting for this chapter."
In addition to the return of Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron, F9 will feature new actors like Sinclair, along with Michael Rooker, John Cena, and Finn Cole.
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