"The Second Unit of Fast 8 is requesting submissions for local crew and vendors for its upcoming Cleveland shoot" as they are in need of 380 people to fill in vacant positions during the local filming dates set between May and June.
As Fast and Furious continues with the filming of the eighth installment, both fans and local residents who are looking for a job can look forward to something interesting and rewarding.
During the filming dates, it is expected that local hotels will be jump-packed as the film crews are expected to book at least 8,200 room nights. Ohio has received at least $400 million and more than 1,700 full-time jobs from movie filming since 2009, according to WKYC.
"We are very excited to welcome "Fast 8" to Cleveland," said President Ivan Schwarz, president of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. "This is yet another example of what an attractive production destination Cleveland has become. We'd like to thank the State of Ohio, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County for working with us and the production to make this happen."
The expected release date of the eighth installment is on April 14, 2017; however, shooting has taken place in three different locations already: Atlanta, Cuba, and Iceland. Cleveland will be the fourth.
The filming that will take place in Cleveland will involve mostly action scenes and less dialogue.
"Those interested may contact the production by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org," a blog post stated.
Meanwhile, MTV reported that on April 27, director F. Gary Grey and franchise star Vin Diesel had officially announced that the filming in Cuba has commenced.
"Given the exotic locale, fans can expect plenty of high-octane action, street racing, and beautiful girls in bikinis. After all, as Diesel reminded fans in a behind-the-scenes video from the sunny set, Cuba is where 'the Torettos started.'"
Does this mean the trilogy is all about the Toretto family? We will soon find out.