Vin Diesel Confirmed For Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel movie's director tweets snap of star with statue of Groot...
The Fast & Furious star has previously been linked strongly with the role - having leaked the news of his negotiations himself - and now the movie's director has revealed that the deal is done.
James Gunn tweeted a link to a picture of Vinny D with the tree-like character, and wrote: "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy."
The film stars Parks And Recreation's Chris Pratt as Star Lord - with Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan among the supporting cast.
It is set for release next August.
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