Vin Diesel to visit Manila in May

Posted at 01/14/2013 8:52 PM | Updated as of 01/15/2013 11:01 AM
Vin Diesel in a scene from "The Fast and the Furious"

MANILA, Philippines – American actor Vin Diesel is set to visit the Philippines in May to attend the Asian premiere of his upcoming action movie “Fast and the Furious 6.”

Solar Entertainment Corp., which is distributing the action film in the Philippines, made the announcement during the advanced screening of the Golden Globe-winning musical "Les Miserables" on Monday.

According to Solar president Wilson Tieng, Diesel will be joined in by his “Fast and the Furious” co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker.

The Asian premiere will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

“Fast and the Furious 6” is the latest installment of the action film series and it is set to be released in the United States also in May.

In the movie, Diesel plays a professional criminal fugitive, while Walker is an FBI agent who also became a criminal.

Meanwhile, Rodriguez plays the character of Letty Ortiz, who is the former girlfriend of Diesel’s character.

"Fast and the Furious 6" also stars actor-wrestler Dwayne Johnson. However, there is no word if Johnson, more known for his wrestling moniker "The Rock," will also attend the Manila premiere.