Dame Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the latest Fast And Furious movie.

The film star has revealed she agreed to start in Fast 8 - on the condition that she gets a turn behind the wheel herself.

"It doesn't get better than this: Helen Mirren joins the Fast Family in #F8," the Fast and Furious Twitter account shared.

Dame Helen told an international fashion magazine that she was looking forward to being in a "fun" movie.

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"I'm about to do Fast and Furious 8. But that's for the fun of it," she told Elle magazine.

The Prime Suspect and Elizabeth II star added: "I've always rather loved driving. I said, 'I'll be in it, but only if I'm allowed to drive if I do drive in it.'

"But we'll see. We'll see how it transpires."

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On embracing the action movie, she said: "Film is a wonderful thing and it can be so many different things. I don't want to turn my back on any of the different ways movies can be.

"I love the movies. I love going to the films. I like very serious films, I love foreign films, and I love big, fun movies - as long as they're well made and they've got good scripts. That's the most important thing."

Fast 8

, due for release next year, will also star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.

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