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Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose Eyed for Vin Diesel’s ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

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“Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev, “Orange Is the New Black’s” Ruby Rose and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone are in talks to join Vin Diesel’s “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. There are no details concerning the roles they would play.

If the actresses strike a deal with Colombia Pictures, they will join Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson and UFC star Conor McGregor in the film. Reportedly, action movie legends Jet Li and Tony Jaa have also been tapped to star in the film.

Diesel headlined the 2002 original as an extreme-sports enthusiast/stuntman who becomes a reluctant spy for the National Security Agency, assigned to infiltrate a group of terrorists. While the film received mixed reviews, it grossed more than $277 million worldwide, leading Columbia Pictures to greenlight a sequel, which was made without Diesel or director Rob Cohen. It was a box-office flop.

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” began shooting in the Philippines in December with D.J. Caruso, and will move production to Toronto for February, where it will shoot through to May.

Comments

  • Uhh…

    Didn’t he die in the second movie though?

  • Ignacio Kotas

    Actually , the boss (Samuel L Jackson) say that he (Xander Cage) was dead before to start looking for a replacement.