Watch Michelle Rodriguez Tear up Roadways in New Trailer for Fast & Furious’s ‘F9’

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It doesn’t look like there’s much brotherly love in the new full trailer for the upcoming sequel F9, the ninth installment of The Fast and the Furious film franchise (not counting the spin-off action movie Hobbs & Shaw).

Several new actors have joined the regular cast for this new wheel-spinning adventure, including former WWE superstar John Cena (Bumblebee) as Jakob Toretto, the estranged brother of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. Jakob isn’t very happy that he’s had to live in the shadow of his older brother, so he’s out for revenge.

Two Oscar winners also jump into the driver’s seat for this outing: Charlize Theron (Monster) and Helen Mirren (The Queen). Michelle Rodriguez returns to reprise her role as Letty Ortiz as does Brazilian American actress Jordana Brewster who plays Mia.

It’s no surprise Rodriguez gets plenty of time behind the wheel. She’s a mom now, and the entire crew seems to be living a more relaxed lifestyle, but when Jakob comes looking for Dom, everyone comes out to protect him. Rodriguez’s Letty is the one that drops the bombshell about Dom’s long-lost brother.

“You always say never turn your back on family, but you turned your back on me,” Cena’s Jakob tells Dom. “Now, your little family is in my world.”

In the trailer, Letty watches Dom get attacked by a large group of Jakob’s henchmen. She later gets in on the action by front kicking a bad guy in the chest so hard that his head practically goes through a TV screen. Then, she takes out another dude by leaping out of a window holding him by the collar and landing on a bunch of trash cans in the alley below.

Later, Letty is seen speeding on a motorcycle and smashing a stowaway into a tree. There’s also a scene where she’s cutting in and out of traffic on a city street trying to avoid an 18-wheeler that looks like it was pulled straight out of Death Race or Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s all in a day’s work for our favorite stunt-driving Latina.