The seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Furious 7,” will get a surprise screening Sunday night at the SXSW Film Festival, sources confirm.
The official SXSW Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet on Sunday morning, teasing “Just added for all #SXSW badges: surprise screening of a huge film, 7 mins after midnight tonight @ Paramount. Gotta be FAST to get a seat.”
According to sources, star Vin Diesel is not expected to attend.
This isn’t the first big studio film this year to have a surprise screening at a film festival — in January, “Jupiter Ascending” debuted unexpectedly at Sundance.
“Furious 7″ is one of star Paul Walker’s final films, as the actor died last year in a car accident. The movie is directed by James Wan and also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and Jason Statham.