F. Gary Gray Likely to Direct ‘Furious 8’

F. Gary Gray could be shifting it into high gear, because he’s in the running to become the next director of the eighth Fast and Furious installment.

According to Variety, Universal Studios is nearing a decision, and the Straight Outta Compton leader is among three other contestants who are hoping to land the gig.

Furious actor Vin Diesel seemingly has his fingers crossed for Gray, because he posted a picture of himself and the filmmaker on Facebook Monday.

The studio has yet to comment on it’s final decision.

Production is set to begin next spring, so check back to find out if Gray will be a part of the franchise.