F Gary Gray, Adam Wingard in 'Fast and Furious 8' director race?

Los Angeles: 'Straight Outta Compton' helmer F Gary Gray, The Guest's Adam Wingard and 'Now You See Me' director Louis Leterrier are reportedly in the race to helm the next instalment of 'Fast and Furious'.

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The trio are due to meet with Vin Diesel, who as one of the franchise's stewards has a say in who directs the movies, and Universal this week, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Gray has directed Diesel in 2003's action-thriller "A Man Apart".

Leterrier, the experienced action man, also counts "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Transporter".

Wingard has a background in horror with movies such as "You're Next" and segments of anthology movies "The ABCs of Death" and "V/H/S 2".

William Eubank, who co-wrote and directed "The Signal", was also a name being floated earlier in the search. The movie has an April 14, 2017 release date.

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