Think again, grinned director Paul W.S. Anderson, who revealed to MTV News that the 28-year-old “2 Fast 2 Furious” star is set to take to the road once more — this time behind the wheel — as a contestant in his “Death Race 3000,” an update of the 1975 classic starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Tyrese joins previously confirmed cast member Jason Statham — two tough dudes about to get their clock cleaned by the most unlikely of opponents, Anderson announced … Joan Allen.
“She kicks the most ass out of everybody,” Anderson smiled, revealing for the first time that the three-time Oscar nominee will join the cast as well.
The film, a “faithful remake,” said Anderson, follows a group of contestants on a cross-country race who score points for running down pedestrians. It is set for release in 2008.