Barcelona’s Neymar set to star in XXX movie series with Vin Diesel

Indranil Bhattacharya / 05 June 2016

FC Barcelona ace Neymar is all set to appear on the big screen now! The 23 year old Brazilian superstar will swap the football field with the set  of xXx:The Return of Xander Cage, to act alongside Vin Diesel. But the Brazilian’s role in the movie is not confirmed yet.

The XXX francise has returned after 12 long years and Vin Diesel is playing the key character alongside Ruby Rose, Samuel L. Jackson and singer Nicky Jam.

The actor praised Neymar Jr. on Instagram by calling him a ‘natural’ after the Brazilian spent his first day on the xXx set.

Vin Diesel posted: “So proud to announce that @neymarjr has filmed his first day on XxX. He is a natural!!!”

So proud to announce that @neymarjr has filmed his first day on XxX. He is a natural!!! #thereturnofxandercage

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However, Neymar already publicized the fact that he is on the filming set of xXx but did not reveal the reason for him to be there as according to him ‘Vin might have to kill him’ had he revealed it.

Conor McGregor, the UFC star almost signed for a role in the movie but in the month of March Conor backed off to concentrate on his training, which was right before pollicisation of the megafight between him and Floyd Mayweather.

Neymar didn’t join Dunga’s Brazilian squad in the Copa America as FC Barcelona didn’t want him to join it, thus he chose the Olympics over Copa America, and was still busy in US.

A few days back Neymar Jr. and Justin Beiber were playing keep ups together and the video footage went viral on the internet. The 23 year old also participated in a baseball event at New York Mets stadium before officially launching a brand new pair of Nike boots.

The movie is set to release in January 2017 and the director is D. J. Caruso.

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