As hard as it's been to watch The Vampire Diaries without her, Nina Dobrev has been busy forging a career as one of the hottest up-and-coming Hollywood actresses. The 27-year-old Bulgarian-Canadian starlet has already had a few minor roles in films like The Roommate (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and Let's Be Cops (2014). Later this year and in 2017, she'll be stealing the spotlight with more substantial roles in three major blockbusters. Check them out below!
1. Crash Pad (2016)
- Status: Post-production
- Director: Kevin Tent
- Also Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church
Domhnall Gleeson plays a young romantic named Stensland that falls for an older woman (Christina Applegate). He's head over heels, despite the fact that she's only using him to get back at her husband. His plan to have her all to himself backfires when the husband (Thomas Haden Church) decides to move in and emulate Stensland's slacker lifestyle. Dobrev plays Hannah, whose character description hasn't yet been revealed, but perhaps she'll play the more suitable love interest that Stensland winds up with in the end?
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2. xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (20 January 2017)
- Status: Post-production
- Director: D.J. Caruso
- Also Starring: Ruby Rose, Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson
Unlike Crash Pad, it's been hard not to hear some of the hype for Dobrev's second upcoming movie, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Most of that hype comes from star Vin Diesel, who's got a seriously active social media presence, as well as N-Dobz herself, along with co-star Ruby Rose. The two of them had a prank feud on set that was pretty hard to forget!
In this sequel to xXx (2002), Vin Diesel reprises his role as Xander Cage, extreme-athlete-turned-government-agent. Dobrev will play the tech savvy beauty Becky Clearidge.
3. Flatliners (2016)
- Status: Filming
- Director: Niels Arden Oplev
- Also Starring: Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland
A remake of the 1990 film that starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, Flatliners is about a group of four medical students that conduct experiments on "near death" experiences, but the discover that these studies have devastating consequences. It's unclear how similar to the original this film will be, but original producers Michael Douglas and Rick Bieber will be involved once again, and Kiefer Sutherland is set to join the cast as his original character, Nelson. Dobrev will be playing the character Marlo, whose description hasn't yet been released.