The Chronicles Of Riddick: According to The Hollywood Reporter, newcomer Alexa Davalos has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' The Chronicles of Riddick for writer-director David Twohy. Production begins June 9 in Vancouver on the Pitch Black follow-up, with Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton and Karl Urban also starring.

The second installment finds Riddick, now a hunted man, in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. Davalos will play Kyra, a grown-up version of a character that appeared in Pitch Black who initially was thought to be a boy but turned out to be a girl.

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Nick Chinlund also has been added to the cast, playing a character named Toombs.