Rob Cohen, Neal H.
Moritz and Vin Diesel -- respectively, the director, producer and star of the
high octane summer 2001 smash hit The Fast and the Furious--now
catapult the secret agent genre into the new millennium with the Revolution
Studios action-adventure thriller XXX.
Vin Diesel blasted to stardom with his starring roles as Riddick in Pitch Black
and then as street racing legend Dominic Toretto in The Fast and The Furious
following earlier roles in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan,
Boiler Room and as the voice of The Iron Giant in the critically
acclaimed animated feature.
Starring with Vin Diesel in XXX is Samuel L.
Jackson, one of America's most acclaimed motion picture performers, who has
created a series of unforgettable characterizations in such films as Pulp Fiction, A
Time To Kill, Unbreakable and the two most recent entries in George
Lucas' Star Wars series.
Rob Cohen, one of film's most prolific and versatile directors, has also
directed Dragon: The Bruce
Lee Story, Dragonheart, Daylight, The Skulls and HBO's The
Neal H. Moritz has become one of Hollywood's most successful producers with
such features as I
Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions and Blue
Streak. XXX marks the fourth collaboration between Rob Cohen
and Neal Moritz, following HBO's The Rat Pack, The Skulls
and The Fast and the Furious.
Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson are joined by a cast of renowned international
players. Asia Argento is a major star in Europe, having toplined films since
childhood in her native Italy, as well as France, Great Britain and the U.S.
Among her credits are Queen Margot, B. Monkey, New Rose Hotel,
the French miniseries Les Miserables and several films directed by
her father, cult filmmaker Dario Argento, including Trauma, The
Stendhal Syndrome and The Phantom of the Opera.
New Zealand-born Marton Csokas was recently featured in Peter Jackson's
hugely successful epic The
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Jerry Bruckheimer's
production of Down and Under and Alex Proyas' Garage Days, and
immediately following his role in XXX, he was cast
as one of the leads of Richard Donner's Timeline.
The supporting cast of XXX
includes such talented performers as Michael Roof, who portrayed U.S. Ranger
Maddox in Ridley Scott's highly successful Black Hawk Down, as well as
Thomas Ian Griffith, Tom Everett, Danny Trejo and such European talents as Petr
Jakl, Jan Filipensky, Werner Daehn, Richy MÃ¼ller, Martin Hub and Radek Tomecka.
Also making appearances are some of today's most cutting-edge international
musical talents, including hip-hop artist Eve, Britain's masters of
electronica Orbital and Germany's metal favorite Rammstein, who recreate their
fire-and-brimstone concert in a crumbling 150-year-old de-sanctified church
converted into a bizarre nightclub owned by Anarchy 99. And participating in XXX
are the biggest names in action sports today, including the legendary Tony Hawk,
Mat Hoffman, Rick Thorne, Brian Deegan, Jason Ellis, Cary Hart and Colin McKay.
The production team of XXX
also includes executive producers Arne L. Schmidt (Rules of Engagement, We
Were Soldiers), Todd Garner, Vin Diesel and George Zakk (Diablo). The
co-producers are Creighton Bellinger, who served as associate producer for Rob
Cohen's The Rat Pack, The Skulls and
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