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Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose in talks to join Vin Diesel in XXX 3

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  • It looks like Vin Diesel is getting some company. Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries, Ruby Rose of Orange Is the New Black, and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone are in negotiations to join the action star in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, the third installment in the extreme-spy franchise. Samuel L. Jackson is also attached to the D.J. Caruso-directed sequel, which is written by F. Scott Frazier. Production is scheduled to begin later this month. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Speaking of OITNB, actress Laura Prepon will play Emily Blunt‘s roommate in The Girl on the Train. Adapted from Paula Hawkins‘ bestselling novel and directed by Tate Taylor, the murder mystery also stars Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Edgar Ramirez, and Justin Theroux. Universal will release the film Oct. 7. [Deadline]
  • Scott Haze (Child of God, The Sound and the Fury) has landed a leading role alongside Miles Teller in Thank You for Your Service. The directorial debut of American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall is based on David Finkel‘s nonfiction book about a group of soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to readjust to civilian life. The cast also includes Haley Bennett and Beulah Koale. [The Wrap]
  • Angela Shelton‘s indie film Heart Baby has added Jamie Kennedy to its cast. He joins Gbenga Akinnagbe in the biopic about convict and boxer George Lee Martin, who became famous for his pugilistic prowess in the Tennessee prison system and shockingly turned down an opportunity at freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics. Kennedy will play a member of a motorcycle gang in the film, which starts shooting soon in New Orleans. [Deadline]
  • Carol costar Jake Lacy is joining Jessica Chastain and Alison Pill in Miss Sloane, a political drama about a lobbyist (Chastain) pushing for stricter gun-control legislation. John Madden is directing from a script by first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera, with FilmNation and EuropaCorp producing. [The Wrap]

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