Jet Li To Fight Vin Diesel In “xXx “

Martial arts master Jet Li has closed a deal to join Vin Diesel in “xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage” at Revolution Studios.

A reboot of the early 2000s action spy franchise, Diesel returns to the role of an extreme sports enthusiast turned secret agent. Samuel L. Jackson, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone and Ruby Rose star.

Li will play Raif, the leader of his own team and will square off against Diesel. It’s not certain if he’s the main villain. Jennifer Lopez was also rumored for the film but that deal didn’t pan out.

D.J. Caruso helms the new film from a script by F. Scott Frazier. Diesel, Samantha Vincent, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth are producing.

Filming begins next month in Toronto and the Dominican Republic, with Paramount to be the film’s likely distributor.

Source: Heat Vision