Vin Diesel, the franchise's star and producer, confirmed the casting news on Monday, October 21 by posting a shot of himself with the Puerto Rican singer and director Justin Lin on Instagram.
"As you know, we have often found great talent in the music industry to cross over into film," Vin captioned the shot. "They are expected to leave all the accolades at the door to embrace the character with integrity... and that is exactly what Ozuna has done. Very proud of your work and role in Fast 9! Pa Mi Gente! All Love, Always."
"Fast and Furious 9" is slated to hit cinemas in May (2020).