Jay Chou is Joining Vin Diesel in xXx 4

D.J. Caruso will direct the sequel in 2019

Jay Chou is Joining Vin Diesel in xXx 4

The H Collective announced today that musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and director Jay Chou (The Green Hornet, Now You See Me 2) will star alongside Vin Diesel in the latest installment of the xXx franchise, directed by D.J. Caruso.

Jay Chou is an Asian superstar who has won the World Music Award four times and appeared on soundtracks for films, including The Green Hornet, Now You See Me 2, and Kung Fu Panda 3. With multiple world tours under his belt, the “King of Mandopop” has acted as a mentor for the past two seasons of The Voice in China. In Hollywood, Chou is known for appearing alongside Seth Rogen in the action comedy The Green Hornet and Jon M. Chu’s Now You See Me 2.

The H Collective, which will finance xXx 4 alongside investment partners including Sparkle Roll Media, iQiyi Pictures, Dadi Huarui, Star League Media and Fulcrum Management Co., acquired the xXx franchise rights from Revolution Studios alongside its star and producer, Vin Diesel and his One Race Films banner. The xXx franchise, which includes xXx, xXx: State of the Union, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, has collectively grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2017, xXx: Return of Xander Cage generated $346.1 million worldwide, with $168 million of that coming from China.

The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley commented: “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.”

“I’ve met DJ a number of times over the past few months and it’s very clear how talented he is as a director. I am looking forward to working with him and Vin in bringing this film to global audiences,” said Chou. “This is an incredibly exciting film which I’m beyond happy to join.”

The H Collective is also introducing Chinese actress Zoe Zhang (Chinese Zodiac), a frequent collaborator of Jackie Chan, to the already diverse cast of international talent. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce with Diesel, Samantha Vincent for One Race Films and The H Collective. Production is slated to begin in 2019.

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