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Neymar set to star in 'xXx' movie with Vin Diesel


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Barcelona star Neymar has swapped the football pitch for the bright lights of Hollywood.

It’s been confirmed that the Brazil forward will be appearing in xXx:The Return of Xander Cage, which is set to be released in January 2017.

Actor Vin Diesel, who plays Xander Cage, announced on Instagram that Neymar had completed his first day of filming.

 

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

A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) onJun 3, 2016 at 3:17pm PDT


Neymar also appeared in a live broadcast on Vin Diesel’s official Facebook page.

The third instalment of xXx is also set to star Samuel L. Jackson and Ruby Rose.



Neymar is currently in the United States but will not play any part in Brazil’s Copa America campaign this month, although he will represent his nation at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Earlier this week, Neymar was filmed having a kick-about with singer Justin Bieber.