28 July 2012 1:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Raid: Redemption star Joe Taslim has joined the cast of The Fast and the Furious 6 for Universal Pictures and director Justin Lin.

The Indonesian actor will portray a villain named Jah, who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to do battle with Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner.

Franchise alums Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dwayne Johnson are returning, along with new cast members Gina Carano (Haywire) and Luke Evans (Immortals).

Justin Lin is directing from a screenplay by Chris Morgan (Fast Five, Fast & Furious). No story details have been confirmed, although sources indicate the plot will revolve around Dominic's crew heading to Europe to pull off a job that Luke Evans' villainous character already has staked out. It isn't known when production will begin.

The Fast and the Furious 6 comes to theaters May 24th, 2013 and stars Paul Walker, »

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