Jay Chou Cast in 'xXx 4' Starring Vin Diesel
Musician and actor Jay Chou has been cast in the fourth xXx movie, starring Vin Diesel, according to Variety.
D.J. Caruso will direct the film for the H Collective. Diesel is reprising his role as Xander Cage - an extreme sports enthusiast and reluctant spy for the National Security Agency. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce with Diesel, Samantha Vincent for One Race Films, and the H Collective. Chinese actress Zoe Zhang also joined the cast.
Chou, who hails from Taiwan, is known as the "King of Mandopop" and has been a mentor for the past two seasons of "The Voice" in China. He has won four WORLD MUSIC AWARDS and appeared on soundtracks for films that include "The Green Hornet," "Now You See Me 2," and "Kung Fu Panda 3."
The H Collective said Tuesday that it will finance "xXx 4" alongside several investment partners, including Sparkle Roll Media, iQiyi Pictures, Dadi Huarui, Star League Media, and Fulcrum Management Co.
The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley said, "We are very excited to be working on the fourth installment of 'xXx,' which has always been such a fun, action-packed, global franchise. We are looking to build a well-rounded international cast and introduce bold new characters that are sure to have longevity in the continued franchise."
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