Vin Diesel may not have been Dom in the Fast and the Furious series. Who got the role first?
The role of Dominic Toretto became the most popular in his career Vin Diesel. However, he was not the studio’s candidate who got the first offer during the casting for the film The Fast and the Furious. Producer Neal Moritz promoting the show fast and furious 10 revealed that he almost got the role… Timothy Olyphant.
Timothy Olyphant as Dom?
This is what the producer commented in an interview:
“The studio told us, ‘If you can get Timothy Olyphant in the role, we’ll greenlight the film.’
It turns out that Moritz made the attempt, but Olyphant refused, and so the role went to Vin Diesel. At that time, he was known from the movie pitch black. The studio wanted Olyphant because it was more recognizable and promising at the time. He had hits like Scream 2 and 60 seconds.
Fast and Furious 10 – the film is shown in cinemas.