Movie actor Willem Dafoe is joining Ice Cube and Samuel L Jackson in forthcoming sequel XXX2: STATE OF THE UNION, where he'll be playing the bad guy.

The 48-year-old, who also starred as villain GREEN GOBLIN in 2002 blockbuster SPIDER-MAN, is looking forward to the opportunity of portraying a nasty American general when the movie starts filming next month (JUL04).

He says, "Ice Cube has taken over the Vin Diesel role, but Sam Jackson is back. Scott Speedman and I are among the new guys.

"(My character) is a four-star general with a mission that's not exactly approved by everyone else."

21/06/2004 21:02