Michelle Rodriguez on Board for Return of Letty in 'Fast & Furious 9', Female Writer Being Hired

The ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise has reportedly hired a female writer following calls for the series to "show some love" to women in the films from star Michelle Rodriguez.

Michelle Rodriguez on Board for Return of Letty in 'Fast & Furious 9', Female Writer Being Hired
Michelle Rodriguez
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According to Bloomberg, Rodriguez is on board to return as character Letty Ortiz with a reported female addition to the writer's team.

That said, there is no indication of the hiring having taken place, only that an agreement for a female writer to join the production had been secured.

We'll of course let you know what we hear about this news, and if / when a female writer is added.

Fast & Furious 9 currently has a release date of May 22nd, 2020.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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