Nina Dobrev, former star of The Vampire Diaries, Ruby Rose of Orange is the New Black, and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone are all in talks to join Vin Diesel in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which is set to begin filming later this month.
— BuzzFeed India (@BuzzFeedIndia) January 8, 2016
The original film, which also starred Vin Diesel, was perceived as an anti-James Bond film. It followed Xander Cage, an extreme athlete forced to become a government agent. A second film followed, but didn’t star Diesel.
Nina Dobrev–if in fact she signs on to the film–will play the role of a “witty and sarcastic techie,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ruby Rose will play a sniper. Deepika Padukone will play Cage’s former love interest as well as a huntress.
Following six seasons of The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev starred in a horror comedy called The Final Girls. She recently wrapped filming of Crash Pad alongside Christina Applegate and Domhnall Gleeson, and is set to star in an indie comedy called Arrivals, opposite Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield.
— Variety (@Variety) January 8, 2016
Ruby Rose will appear in the upcoming Resident Evil 6, and recently wrapped filming the sequel to Keanu Reeves’ film John Wick.
What’s your take on the upcoming XXX: The Return of Xander Cage? With Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, and Deepika Padukone, it will certainly feature a star-studded cast.