Kiwi actors Vinnie Bennett and Anna Sawai cast in Fast and Furious 9

Kiwi actors Vinnie Bennett and Anna Sawai have been cast in the ninth Fast and Furious movie.

The pair will be joining the cast alongside Finn Cole from Netflix's Peaky Blinders.

Sawai and Bennett's characters are being kept a secret, according to US website Deadline.

Bennett is best known for his roles in Filthy Rich, Ghost in the Shell and Bad Seed. Sawai has starred in Warner Bros' Ninja Assassin.

Bennett's New Zealand talent agent Imogen Johnson, who has repped the actor since 2011, said: "We always knew Vinnie had the makings of being a huge star and with this announcement, he's officially stepped into the major leagues now having been cast in one of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster film franchises".

Directed by Justin Li, Fast and Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto.

The movie goes into production this month and will be released on May 22.

The upcoming spinoff film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw also has two Kiwis in its cast.

Veteran New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis will appear as a Hobbs brother, alongside fellow Kiwi actor John Tui, who has appeared in Power Rangers, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Sione's Wedding.

The film features Fast and Furious characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, reprised by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham respectively. 

The Rock caused a stir earlier this week after he said he wanted Jason Momoa to play his on-screen brother.

"Me and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother, but his schedule was too packed," The Rock explained on an Instagram post.

Although Momoa's conflicting schedule and Aquaman duties prevented him from taking on a Hobbs brother this time around, The Rock remains hopeful that the two can team up for a future instalment.

"Next Hobbs movie for sure."

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will be released on August 2.