'xXx 3' news: Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose in talks to join cast

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More stars are reportedly in talks to join the other cast members of the upcoming film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.” This time, two new female actresses have been reportedly in the talks for a possible role in the upcoming sequel film starring actor Vin Diesel.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, “The Vampire Diaries” former star Nina Dobrev and “Orange is The New Black” and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” star Ruby Rose are both currently in “various stages of negotiations” to join the cast of the upcoming film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

No specific details were given as to the characters that they might be playing, but Dobrev will reportedly play a “witty and sarcastic techie,” and Rose will play the role of a sniper.

Previously reported as someone already on board in the film, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was mentioned in the latest report as also someone who is still under negotiations. She will reportedly play the character of a huntress who happens to be the former lover of Diesel’s character, Xander Cage.

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” will have Vin Diesel and Joe Roth as executive producers, with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent as producers. Roth was the head of Revolution Studios when the original 2002 blockbuster was released. “Fast and Furious” franchise producer Neal H. Moritz is on to produce the film as well.

Film will reportedly begin sometime around this month in different locations such as Toronto, Canada and the Philippines.

Other cast members that were previously confirmed include Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as National Security Agency Agent Augustus Gibbons, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, Jet Li, and Tony Jaa.

D.J. Caruso will direct the upcoming film, with a script written by F. Scott Frazier.