There is no word on what role Russell would be playing or even if he would be a good or bad guy. Variety say he is being offered the role that was originally down for Denzel Washington to play.
The seventh film is shaping up with quite the cast. Tony Jaa recently joined Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson and the rest.
James Wan will direct.
Plot details are also scarce, but no doubt fast cars, ludicrous stunts and big fights will be a part of it.
Anything that has the man who played R.J. MacReady, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton in it is going to be worth a watch.