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Movie News: Vin Diesel Strips Down for 'xXx' Photo; Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost in the Shell' Nabs Villain

17 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel stripped down and shared two new photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, both featuring him with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The action sequel, now in production, also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jet Li. It's aiming for release next year. [Facebook/Instagram]   Ghost in the Shell: Michael Pitt (TV's Boardwalk Empire) will portray a villainous character known as the Laughing Man in the upcoming adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Scarlett Johansson will star as a cyborg in the sci-fi movie, which follows a task force that deals with very dangerous criminals. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct; it's scheduled for release on March 31, 2017. [THR]   Zola: James Franco will...

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Vin Diesel Shares XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage Set Photos

19 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Things over on the Vin Diesel front sure seem to be trucking along. His latest film, XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, has rounded out its cast pretty well, and they've even begun filming the project. Despite the fact that this is a sequel no on really asked for, Diesel and company aren't willing to coast this one out. They've already locked down some major martial arts talent that includes Jet Li, Tony Jaa, and Conor McGregor, and there have even been some rumors that Ice Cube will come back to the franchise.

All in all, I find myself excited for this film, which is strange, because I really couldn't have cared less about it prior to all the cast announcements. Of course, casting announcements are never enough for someone like Vin Diesel. Always one to share via his numerous social media platforms, Diesel has recently posted several set photos »

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First Look At Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone In xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

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Ever the one to maintain an open dialogue with his legions of fans via social media, Vin Diesel has shared another image from the set of action threequel xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, this time offering up our first look at Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone.

Having officially eased into production earlier this week, the latest still arrives on the heels of a pair of set photos – once again, hailing from Diesel – that teased some early stuntwork, along with Vin Diesel collaborating with director D.J. Caruso.

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What remains unclear at this stage is how exactly Padukone filters into the story. It’s no secret that the xXx franchise has been guilty of underserving its female leads in the past, though we’re holding out hope that the Bollywood actress gets her fair share of the limelight, perhaps in a similar vein to Asia Argento’s role in the 2002 original. »

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Movie News: Vin Diesel Strips Down for 'xXx' Photo; Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost in the Shell' Nabs Villain

22 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage: Vin Diesel stripped down and shared two new photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, both featuring him with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The action sequel, now in production, also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jet Li. It's aiming for release next year. [Facebook/Instagram]   Ghost in the Shell: Michael Pitt (TV's Boardwalk Empire) will portray a villainous character known as the Laughing Man in the upcoming adaptation of Ghost...

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More ‘xXx 3’ photos land from set; Vin Diesel stars

4 February 2016 11:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

xXx 3 photos: more from the set of xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage has been shooting for a week now, and earlier on this week, we brought you the very first set images from the very first day on set, and now we can share more xXx 3 photos courtesy of its star, Vin Diesel.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is the third film in the xXx franchise, which kicked off in 2001 with a sequel landing a few years later with Ice Cube in the lead. With rumours of Cube returning for the third film, and original cast member Samuel L. Jackson returning for the new movie, things are most definitely looking up, and we think that Diesel is hoping for a big new franchise to rival the very successful ‘Fast & Furious’ movies, which had episode 9 and 10 confirmed this week.

The xXx 3 photos can be seen below, »

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Vin Diesel Goes Shirtless in Latest 'XXX 3' Set Photos

4 February 2016 3:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Vin Diesel shared the first photos from the set of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which appeared to indicate that production was already under way. The actor took to both his Instagram and Facebook pages today, to reveal that today was in fact the first day of filming. Two of these photos feature the actor alongside his co-star Deepika Padukone.

In the photos we showed you from earlier this week, it appeared that the actor was rehearsing a motorcycle stunt with one of his co-stars. The actor wasn't showcasing any tattoos in those photos, but in today's shots, we see that his Xander Cage character has plenty of ink, with the shirtless actor sporting numerous tattoos. Hopefully we'll see more of the daring stunts this action icon plans on pulling off in this action-packed sequel in the weeks and months ahead.

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Sammo Hung: The Man, The Legend

2 February 2016 8:50 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Sammo Hung is regarded as one of the greatest Kung Fu performers of his generation. His high tempo, hard htting fight sequences have captured audiences all over the world. Future generations will look back and watch in amazement, witnessing one of the very best in world cinema.

Peking Opera Days

The Peking Opera school was run from a small theatre by Master Yu Jim Yuen, this was where Sammo Hung would begin his journey. In them days, the stundents would normally enroll for around 10 years, each day performing gruelling tasks for up to 18 hours a day which included training in the Martial Arts, weapons training, acrobatics, acting and singing. The Peking opera of course brought together Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen, Yuen Tak and Yuen Mo, who would eventually be known as the 7 Little Fortunes. They took the first name “Yuen” in a sign of »

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Toni Collette joins Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

1 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the weekend Vin Diesel shared the first set photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage [see here], and now we have another piece of casting news from the upcoming action sequel, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense) has signed on for a role as “a bureaucrat in the intelligence service”.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is being directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) sees Diesel joined in the cast by fellow xXx veteran Samuel L. Jackson and new additions Jet Li (The Expendables), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black), Andrey Ivchenko (Freezer) and Ufc featherweight champion Conor McGregor. It’s also been reported that Ice Cube will reprise the role of Darius Stone from the 2005 sequel xXx: State of the Union. »

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First Set Photos For Vin Diesel’s xXx 3 Herald The Return Of Xander Cage

1 February 2016 7:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Vin Diesel has shared the very first set photos from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, reprising his role as the titular cocksure agent just as production gets underway.

Acting as the culmination of a casting spree, the first image arrives by way of Diesel himself, showcasing the actor revving the engine of a stunt bike against a humungous green screen, bikini-clad woman in tow. Straddling the bike’s handlebars in a way that is decidedly not safe for life – let alone safe for work – it’s clear D.J. Caruso’s actioner has hit the ground running.

Speaking of which, the director also posted a second image, documenting the formative days of The Return of Xander Cage. It’s designed more to showcase life on set between those riotous stunts, with Diesel, Caurso and a handful of producers featuring in the shot. »

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Vin Diesel Shares First Three 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage' Set Photos

1 February 2016 6:32 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Xander Cage wasted no time bringing sexy back. You can see for yourself in the photos below, taken on Vin Diesel's very first day on the sound stage of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage."

The new action movie is a sequel to Diesel's 2002's "xXx," and maybe not so much 2005's "xXx: State of the Union" with Ice Cube. The plot reportedly follows Xander, left for dead after an incident, secretly returning to action for a tough new assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. Samuel L. Jackson is back as Agent Gibbons, with Bollywood star Deepika Padukone playing a "huntress" who has a history with Cage, "Orange Is the New Black" star Ruby Rose playing a sniper, and "The Vampire Diaries" alum Nina Dobrev as a "witty and sarcastic techie." The cast also includes Jet Li -- reportedly as a villain -- plus Tony Jaa, Toni Collette, and Conor McGregor. »

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xXx The Return of Xander Cage Set Images From Day One

31 January 2016 11:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

xXx The Return Of Xander Cage set images revealed: See Vin Diesel of the set from day one of the shoot. xXx The Return Of Xander Cage set images

Vin Diesel has revealed the first xXx The Return of Xander Cage set images from the very first day of the shoot. Diesel to his hugely popular Instagram and Facebook pages to share the green-screen images, which feature himself and other members of the cast. D.J. Caruso is directing the third xXx movie, which will be released fifteen years after the original in the summer of 2017.

Here’s what Diesel had to say about the xXx The Return Of Xander Cage set images.

“The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working »

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Vin Diesel shares behind-the-scenes images from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

31 January 2016 4:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production now underway, Vin Diesel has taken to Facebook to share the first behind-the-scenes images from xXx: The Return of Xander Cage…

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is being directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) sees Diesel joined in the cast by fellow xXx veteran Samuel L. Jackson and new additions Jet Li (The Expendables), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black), Andrey Ivchenko (Freezer) and Ufc featherweight champion Conor McGregor. It’s also been reported that Ice Cube will reprise the role of Darius Stone from the 2005 sequelxXx: State of the Union. »

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Set Photos: "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage"

30 January 2016 9:31 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filming has officially begun on "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" and the first photos from the set have gone online through the social media accounts of star Vin Diesel.

Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev, Conor McGregor and Ruby Rose star in the film which D.J. Caruso is directing from a script by F. Scott Frazier. Posted on both his Facebook and Instagram today, the photos also included the following message:

"The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best. Grateful for the opportunity to make magic… The years of development, the months of preproduction… And here we are at the beginning of production. »

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Vin Diesel Shares First 'XXX 3' Set Photos

30 January 2016 6:45 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It looks like XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is up and running. Star Vin Diesel has posted the first images from behind-the-scenes and even shows off his motocross skills in one image from his Facebook page. The image appears to be for a promotional photo or possibly even the poster, with Xander Cage popping a wheelie, a bikini-clad woman straddling his handlebars. The second photo is much more innocent. About this scene from set, the actor had this to say.

"The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets. You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best. Grateful for the opportunity to make magic."

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Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Adds Toni Collette As High-Ranking Bureaucrat

29 January 2016 12:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember that perpetual silence that clouded action sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage? One resounding “I live for this shit!” battle cry from Vin Diesel later and the floodgates have now opened for D.J. Caruso’s threequel, with the casting news arriving thick and fast.

And so, what began with the relatively humble addition of Indian star Deepika Padukone, Furious 7 cohort Tony Jaa and Irish Ufc champ Conor McGregor has now led to a burgeoning ensemble that includes action veteran Jet Li, Russian actor Andrey Ivchenko and, more recently, the addition of Academy Award-nominee Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine).

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, revealing that Collette has been brought aboard for the role of a high-ranking bureaucrat pulling the strings behind the scenes for one of the leading secret intelligence agencies. Whether that places Collette’s newcomer as a hero or adversary to »

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Toni Collette Joins XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage

29 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Who knew we'd be getting so much Xander Cage so fast? After the disappointment that was XXX: State Of The Union back in 2005, the franchise went back into hiding for a good decade or so. When actor Vin Diesel returned to the Fast And Furious franchise, there were endless rumbles that he would eventually make his way back to the other action flick he was best known for.

After announcing the film back in January of 2014, news on the picture went radio silent, and now it seems like we get extra tidbits and casting news every other week. In the latest in the string of casting news, THR is reporting that Toni Collette has joined this growing cast, and that she will be playing a "bureaucrat in the intelligence service."

Collette may not be the most recognizable of actresses, but she definitely has had her fair share of roles. She »

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Toni Collette Joins Third "xXx" Film Cast

29 January 2016 6:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Toni Collette has joined the cast of "xXx3: The Return of Xander Cage" for Revolution Studios, just several weeks before the Vin Diesel-led reboot starts filming.

The story involves two teams of operatives that go head-to-head. Collette will play a bureaucrat in the intelligence service, one likely tied to Samuel L. Jackson's Agent Simmons.

Tony Jaa, Jet Li, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone and Ruby Rose also star in the film which D.J. Caruso helms from a script by F. Scott Frazier.

Diesel, Joe Roth, Samantha Vincent and Jeff Kirschenbaum are producing. Shooting will take place in Toronto and the Dominican Republic.

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Casting Round-Up with Toni Collette, Jared Harris & Clive Owen

29 January 2016 6:47 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I have a trio of casting news for you today, and first up is Toni Collette, who, according to THR, has been cast in XXX 3: The Return Of Xander Cage, joining Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Jaa, Jet Li, Orange Is the New Black's Ruby Rose, The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The United States of Tara and Little Miss Sunshine actress will play "a... Read More »

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Andrey Ivchenko set for villain role in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

28 January 2016 12:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Tracking Board is reporting that Andrey Ivchenko (Freezer) has signed on for a villain role alongside Vin Diesel in the extreme sports action sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

The film is currently in production under director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) and sees Vin Diesel reprising the role of Xander Cage from the 2002 original, while Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nsa Agent Augustus Gibbons and Ice Cube is also said to be returning as Darius Stone from the 2005 sequel xXx: State of the Union.

New additions to the cast include Jet Li (The Expendables), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) and Ufc featherweight champion Conor McGregor. »

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Andrey Ivchenko Lands Villain Role In Vin Diesel’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

27 January 2016 8:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting is beginning to heat up on the set of Vin Diesel’s long-awaited action sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, with Variety reporting that Russian actor Andrey Ivchenko will give Diesel’s cocksure agent a run for his money as the film’s lead villain.

Ivchenko, best known for his recurring role in TNT’s Falling Skies, now joins a cast that already boasts Jet Li, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose of Orange is the New Black fame, Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone and Irish Ufc champ Conor McGregor. According to Variety, Ivchenko is just one of the big bads Diesel is set to lock horns with, given that earlier reports revealed Li also joined the threequel as a potential adversary.

In the works over at Revolution Studios, for the longest time it appeared as though the character of Xander Cage had been unceremoniously killed off for good – in Bora Bora, »

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