Things are going pretty well for Clint Eastwood’s model-turned-actor son Scott.
Since 2006 he’s been on a steady rise to prominence, and it all started with being cast in his father’s film Flags of Our Fathers. Sprinkle in some Gran Torino, Invictus, Fury, Trouble With the Curve and Suicide Squad and you’ve got a solid portfolio to work with. Now he’s been cast in Fast 8 as Kurt Russell’s protege.
It’s hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it. Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz – I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin – thank you for the support and the insight. Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8
Like we said, it’s been a good few years for Scott. Sure, he’s not as angry and badass as his dad, but not too many actors are. Hell, how many actors’ kids wind up being as good as they as? Sean Connery’s kid couldn’t hold a candle to hish old man.
Anyway, Scott was up for the young Han Solo part for a while, but ultimately didn’t make the final shortlist. Regardless he has the upcoming Fast 8 and Suicide Squad to work with. As you can see in his Instagram post, Scott’s pretty damn excited to play the part and thanked everyone involved. He even left a special message to his longtime friend Paul Walker.
“Paul – I am going to make you proud.”
Fast 8, directed by F. Gary Gray, hits theaters April 14, 2017.