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Ex-WWE Wrestler Dave Bautista Joins 'Chronicles of Riddick 2'

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Feb 07, 2012 | 4:31pm EST

7848156.jpgFormer WWE wresting star Dave Bautista has joined the cast of Vin Diesel's apparently-quite-real-and-not-at-all-an-elaborate-practical-joke Chronicles of Riddick sequel, THR reports. Bautista will play a character named Diaz, and will appear in "9/10ths" of the film, which is currently shooting in Montreal. Those who fondly recall the white-hot chemistry Diesel enjoyed with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Fast Five will be thrilled to learn he's found another musclebound ex-wrestler to tustle with. Rounding out the cast of the sequel, which reunites Diesel with Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black director David Twohy, are Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, and Jordi Molla.

Bautista is currently at work opposite Russell Crowe in RZA's directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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