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Another part is in place in the overhaul of car show “Top Gear”. The BBC has announced “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc is joining the lineup, alongside Chris Evans, as a co-host. “Top Gear” fans will know the appointment is not completely out of the blue as LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani in the “Friends” sitcom, has appeared on “Top Gear” in the past, as Autoblog’s Noah Joseph points out. Further announcements on the cast are expected.
Teasers for Super Bowl 50 commercials keep coming from the automakers shaping up for maximum impact at Sunday’s big event. Audi is ready for launch with its advertisement featuring the R8, titled “Commander,” about an aging astronaut “taken back to his rocket-flying days” by the thrill of the coupe, writes Joe Lorio for Car and Driver.
The story of the founding of luxury marque Rolls-Royce is coming to the big screen and “don’t expect a dry documentary,” according to Jay Ramey of Autoweek. The Hollywood heavyweights involved in the movie include Martin Scorsese, who will be producing along with Anthony Haas, while Asif Kapadia, who was “behind the highly acclaimed 2010 documentary ‘Senna,’”will be directing. The movie portrays how Charles Rolls and Henry Royce created the car company in the early 20th century.
What could be the final installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise will be arriving in movie theaters on April 19, 2019 and April 2, 2021, Vin Diesel, the star of the series, has announced. Next up, “Fast 8” is due for release on April 14, 2017, and is expected to include action in New York, according to Chris Bruce of Autoblog. While these movies lie some distance in the future, there are, at least, already seven for impatient fans to re-watch in the meantime.
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