Miss Colombia Will Play Vin Diesel's Love Interest in xXx Sequel, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Miss Colombia Will Play Vin Diesel's Love Interest in xXx Sequel, <em>xXx: The Return of Xander Cage</em>
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The 2015 Miss Universe pageant was just the beginning for Ariadna Gutiérrez. After Steve Harvey's unfortunate mix-up with the results, the 22-year-old former Miss Colombia has gone from first runner-up to Hollywood leading lady. According to Variety, the lovely Latina has been cast as Vin Diesel's love interest in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The movie, which has reportedly already begun shooting in Toronto and the Dominican Republic, is Gutiérrez's first feature film.

Gutiérrez is the latest addition to a star-studded cast that also includes Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Donnie Yen, and Samuel L. Jackson.

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In the original 2002 XXX movie, Diesel played Xander Cage, an underground sports star who was called upon by the U.S. government to thwart a gang of international terrorists. After being replaced by Ice Cube in the second film, xXx: State of the Union, The Fast and the Furious actor will reprise his role for the franchise's third film. The movie follows Cage as he emerges a self-imposed exile to recover a highly-dangerous weapon known as Pandora's Box.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is scheduled to hit theaters on Jan. 20, 2017.

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