GLASGOW is to provide the backdrop to the shooting of a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious movie franchise.

The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham are starring in the movie, which will be shot for a week in late October in the city.

The Universal Pictures production is believed to be 'Hobbs + Shaw', which will consist of a secondary film unit of 200 crew, will film on a number of city centre streets including George Square and St Vincent Street.

Glasgow last week reported its economy had benefitted from a £15m boost to its economy because of films and TV being shot in the city.

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It is understood most of the shooting will be around the historic City Chambers.

Given the nature of the films, it is expected that the streets will become home to cars travelling at high speeds.

The Fast and the Furious series of films have made billions of dollars since the first film was made in 2001.

Councillor David McDonald, depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "It is great to see another major film production coming to Glasgow, another example of the confidence the industry has in the city’s ability to host shoots of this size.

"The council’s Glasgow Film Office has been working closely with the production to identify locations and making sure the shoot goes smoothly as possible, while minimising the impact on the daily life of the city.

"Major productions such as this bring a great boost to the local economy.

"Glasgow loves cinema, and it is good to know that we will see the streets of the city shown all over the world when this film is released."

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This week a Glasgow City Council committee discussed a report that the council’s Glasgow Film Office had attracted and assisted film, broadcast and advertising productions that had generated around £300m for the city’s economy since it was established in 1997.

Some of these productions included the films World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Fast & Furious 6, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine and the recently-released The Wife, starring Glenn Close, and television productions Outlander, Shetland and The Cry.