Written by | Ray Cornelius 

All eyes were on Atlanta this week for the advanced screening of “The Fate of the Furious.” The red carpet premiere took place at Midtown Atlanta’s SCAD Show and was hosted by the film’s star Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges. He was also joined by his co-star Tyrese as well as close industry friends like “Being Mary Jane” actress Gabrielle Union and “Hit a Lick” actor Lance Gross.

“The Fate of the Furious” reunites the cast—Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez—and follows what happens when a mysterious woman (played by Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime and he betrays his family. The film debuts this coming Friday, April 14 and is directed by F. Gary Gray. The film also features music from Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, Pitbull and a host of others.

RC had a chance to chat exclusively with Ludacris about his favorite part of the film and the franchise’s enduring legacy. He also hinted that fans may also get a “Furious” 9 and 10. Click here to listen!

Other stars in attendance included hip hop producer Irv Gotti, “Saints & Sinners” actors Dawn HalfKenny and Kendrick Cross, radio personality HeadKrack, RHOA star Sheree Whitfield, ‘Stranger Things” actor Caleb McLaughlin, former reality star Monyetta Shaw, rapper BIG KRIT, hip hop icon Ed Lover, actress Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed.

Check out more photos below and click here to watch the full trailer:

ED the Artist painting a car in honor of the film

Gabrielle Union on the red carpet

Irv Gotti 

Lance Gross

Ludacris with Caleb McLaughlin

Keshia Knight-Pulliam

Sheree Whitfield


Monyetta Shaw 

Dawn HalfKenny

Kendrick Cross 

Ludacris with Gabrielle Union 

Photo Credits: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal