Nina Dobrev joins 'xXx 3' cast

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'The Vampire Diaries' actress Nina Dobrev and 'Orange Is the New Black' star Ruby Rose are reportedly in talks to appear alongside Vin Dieseal in the upcoming 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'.

Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose are reportedly set to join the cast of 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'.

'The Vampire Diaries' beauty and the 'Orange Is the New Black' actress will be joining Vin Diesel in the movie when filming starts later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The outlet claims Nina has been cast as a "witty and sarcastic techie", while Ruby will take on the role of a sniper.

Ruby has only one film in her catalogue - the 2013 project 'Around the Block' - but is currently filming 'John Wick 2' and will also appear in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'.

Meanwhile, Nina is a more experienced movie actress, and has starred in films including 'Let's Be Cops', 'The Perks of a Wallflower' and 'The Roommate'.

Vin will be reprising his role as Xander for the third film in the franchise - having originally appeared in the 2002 movie but declining to appear in the 2005 sequel.

Announcing the news of his return to the part in an Instagram post last year, Vin wrote: "While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel... The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisS**t."

D.J. Caruso will helm the film, with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone also in the cast.

Speaking recently about the prospect of the third 'xXx' film, Vin told io9: "I'm excited as hell about 'xXx'. D.J. Caruso is directing it, which is exciting.

"'xXx' is one of those films you do when you need to have a little fun. When the weight and pressures of all the other things have gone so far that you need to have a character that you can just have fun and more comment on life and comment on the outcome than being in it like Dom Torretto [from Fast and Furious].

"Dom is very much the centre of the storm, Xander is more the guide to something else and you're just with him."

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