Led by Vin Diesel, 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' boasts of a huge star cast. Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries") and Ruby Rose ("Orange Is the New Black") are now said to be in talks to join the cast of the sequel to 2002 hit "xXx."
Directed by D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia"), the film already stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li (The Expendables), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone.
So what will Deepika's role in this star-studded film be? We hear that Deepika will play the former lover of extreme sports enthusiast turned NSA spy Xander Cage aka Diesel.
The film has three leading ladies - Nina is slated to play the role of a techno geek with a wit and acerbic tongue to match, Ruby Rose plays a rifle markswoman and Deepika plays Cage’s ex-girlfriend, who is also a huntress. Deepika, like all the other members of the cast, will be seen doing action.
"Padukone will play a “huntress” who has a history with Cage," reports Collider.com.
Though the actress is yet to confirm details about being a part of this action franchise, director Caruso has already spoken about Deepika's casting on Twitter.
The shooting for the film is set to begin in the Dominican Republic by the end of the month (and later in Canada). Deepika is said to be joining the cast in February.