During the production of The Fate of the Furious, it became clear that Vin Diesel and director F. Gary Gray had a rapport. And for a while it seemed Gray might continue on in the franchise for a while similar to Justin Lin, although it was the latter who ended up returning for F9 and beyond. But Diesel and Gray are getting that change to work together again, on a film appropriately-titled Muscle.
Deadline reports Gray will direct Diesel in Muscle, an action-comedy set up at STXfilms. Details on the plot are being kept under wraps, but the latest script was written by John Swetnam (Into the Storm) and Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman. Spellman is also just been tapped to co-write a fourth solo Captain America movie.
This will be Gray’s next project and will shoot later this year. He and Diesel first worked together on the 2003 drama, A Man Apart.