Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand) has climbed aboard two upcoming films: the comedy Wedlocked and Universal's Joe Carnahan-produced prequel Smokin' Aces: Blowback.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in Wedlocked, Jones plays a Croatian mobster who attempts to kidnap his crush, who is on her honeymoon with the American man she married to get U.S. citizenship. Dave Annable and Katharine McPhee previously were cast in writer-director Rob Hedden's film.
Shauna and David Jackson and Rann and Gina Watumull are producing the independent feature.
In Smokin' Aces: Blowback, Jones plays an assassin gunning for a mob snitch who is hiding in Las Vegas. Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan and Maury Sterling also will star in the film. P.J. Pesce is set to helm the direct-to-DVD release, which Mike Elliott is producing.