Dobrev, Rose In Talks For “xXx 3”

Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”), Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”) and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone are in various stages of negotiations to join the cast of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”

Vin Diesel returns to the title role in this next chapter of the action spy franchise which also has Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role of NSA Agent Gibbons. Diesel plays an extreme athlete forced to become a government agent, but this outing is expected to have a more ensemble feel.

Dobrev will play a witty and sarcastic techie, Padukone a huntress who happens to be Cage’s former lover. Rose is a sniper.

D.J. Caruso helms from a script by F. Scott Frazier and shooting kicks off later this month in Toronto and the Philippines. Diesel, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent will produce.

A distributor is almost locked with Paramount likely to be the new home of the franchise.

Source: Heat Vision