More *ALMOST* casting news!!
Fans of the 'Fast & the Furious' series have come to love Vin Diesel's portrayal of Dominic Toretto, but it almost went to someone else.
'Justified' alum and current star of Netflix series 'Santa Clarita Diet', Timothy Olyphant was suggested for the role!
Producer Neil H. Moritz explained:
I had been working with Paul Walker on another movie, Skulls, and I gave him the script [for The Fast and the Furious],”
“Rob Cohen, who I had made The Rat Pack with, we gave him the script. The two of them liked the idea. And then we had to look for Dom Toretto. The studio said, ‘If you can get Timothy Olyphant to play that role we will greenlight the movie… The luckiest thing that ever happened to us is Tim Olyphant turned us down. He’s a great actor. In fact, I’m curious to see what that movie would have been.”
Could you guys have imagined Timothy in that role over Vin?