Eva Mendes is wanted to appear in 'Fast and Furious 8'.

The 41-year-old actress - who starred in '2 Fast 2 Furious' in 2003 and also returned for a cameo in 'Fast Five' - is wanted to reprise the role of US Customs Agent Monica Fuentes in the eagerly-awaited New York-based film, the Latino-Review reports.

Mendes' proposed inclusion is reportedly crucial to the plot of the new movie, with her role set to be extended if she can be convinced to return to the franchise.

The report comes shortly after Dame Helen Mirren revealed she dreams of starring in the 'Fast and Furious' movies, saying she wants to play a ''mad driver'' in the action film series and has already proven her credentials for the role by appearing on the popular motoring show 'Top Gear'.

Dame Helen said: ''My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie.

''I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie ... my claim to fame is I always do my own driving. I was on Top Gear, and I did [my lap] in a very good time.

''I keep putting it out there, and they never ask me. I'll be in Fast and Furious 8!''