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Barcelona FC Superstar Joins Vin Diesel In xXx 3

It’s not unusual to see sports stars make the transition over to Hollywood, especially considering the expansive commercial ability they bring to a big budget production. Take Michael Jordan for example – the NBA superstar was recruited for the 1996 basketball classic Space Jam due to his phenomenal worldwide appeal.

It’s almost a regular thing these days for sporting icons like David Beckham, LeBron James and Dan Marino to make the transition and hit the big screen on several occasions. Now Barcelona FC and Brazil football star Neymar (soccer star for all you US readers) seems to be branching out and joining some of Hollywood‘s biggest action stars, having yesterday filmed an unknown role in Vin Diesel‘s upcoming xXx sequel.

Neymar, who’s currently gearing up to represet Brazil at this year’s Copa America championships, took to instagram yesterday to share a picture from the set of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage;

The nature of his involvement is still unknown but shortly after posting the picture, franchise star Vin Diesel also took to instagram to confirm that Neymar had travelled to LA to film an unspecified role in the action sequel;

Perhaps we’ll learn in time what the role entails, but the likelihood is that the soccer star is appearing in a cameo as himself, something very common with sports stars.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage sees Vin Diesel return to the franchise as criminal turned spy Xander Cage after a short hiatus to once again put his skills to the test against those hellbent on causing chaos in the world.

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