Luke Evans is has been linked to the role of the villain in The Fast and the Furious 6.
According to Twitchfilm.com the British actor is now the favourite for the role, a role that Jason Statham has been linked to.
The movie will see Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Jordana Brewster return to their role in the franchise.
Evans may not be the only new face on the cast list as Gin Carano, who starred in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire earlier this year, has also landed a role in the movie.
Fast Five his the big screen last summer and went on to gross in excess of $626 million at the global box office, making it the most financially successful movie in the franchise to date.
Evans is currently filming The Hobbit where he will take on the role of Bard the Bowman but he has already completed work on No One Lives and Ashes.