Deepika Padukone might come back in ‘xXx 4’

Los Angeles: Vin Diesel’s One Race Films, along with studio H Collective, have acquired the rights of the “xXx” franchise and announced the fourth instalment.

DJ Caruso, who directed “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” will return to direct “xXx 4” with Diesel reprising his role as Xander Cage. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce with Diesel, Samantha Vincent for One Race Films and the H Collective, reported Variety.

Under the deal, Revolution Studios retains rights to the first three films which have collectively grossed nearly USD 1 billion worldwide.

Diesel first played Xander Cage in 2002’s Rob Cohen-directed “xXx”. However, the actor was missing from the sequel, “xXx: State of the Union”, which was released in 2005. He made a comeback to the franchise with 2017’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, which also starred Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Nina Dobrev and Toni Collette.

Caruso will return to direct the fourth film, and he had previously announced that he would like to bring back the international cast of xXx 3, which includes Deepika Padukone who played the character of Serena Unger.

As Variety reports, H Collective CEO Nic Crawley said, “During my time at Paramount I was lucky to be involved in the development and distribution of ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage.’ The response from the Chinese box office was unprecedented. Bringing the next installment of the xXx franchise to The H Collective complements our diversified slate and mission to produce content for a global audience.”

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