F. Gary Gray Confirms He Will Direct ‘Fast and Furious 8’ for Universal

TheWrap first reported that he was the frontrunner to land the coveted job on Monday afternoon

Last Updated: October 8, 2015 @ 4:32 PM

“Straight Outta Compton” director F. Gary Gray has taken to Facebook to confirm that he will direct the next “Fast and Furious” movie for Universal.

TheWrap was the first outlet to link Gray to the sequel, reporting he was the frontrunner for the coveted job as recently as Monday.

Gray beat out Ruben Fleischer for the gig.

I could not have asked for better partners than Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, & the Universal Studios Entertainment…

Posted by F Gary Gray onĀ Thursday, October 8, 2015