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Nina Dobrev Plays “Deathgames”

Nina Dobrev, star of CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” has joined the cast of “Deathgames,” MPCA’s indie action movie starring Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson.

James Remar, who plays Dexter’s father on Showtime’s “Dexter,” and Derek Mears, who inhabited Jason Vorhees in the recent ”Friday the 13th,” also have been cast in the movie, which is shooting in Louisiana.

The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Jackson.

Dobrev is playing Lutz’s wife.

Remar is playing a mysterious character named Tall Man, while Mears is a fighter named Brutus Jackson.

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(As previously reported, Daniel Dae Kim of “Lost” is also in the movie.)

Jonah Loop, a visual effects supervisor on such pics as “Collateral” and “A Perfect Getaway,” is making his directorial debut with the film, while MPCA’s Brad Krevoy and Mike Callaghan are producing with Mark Williams.

Dobrev, repped by Innovative Artists and Noble Caplan Abrams Agency in Canada, plays young heroine Elena Gilbert in “Diaries.” Her feature credits include “Chloe,” directed by Atom Egoyan, and Screen Gems’ upcoming thriller “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester.

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Nina Dobrev on Vampire Diaries Season 2

I have to be honest – the teenage vampire romance genre doesn’t always do a lot for me. Nothing against it of course. I think it’s cool that so many people are excited about dark fantasy and inspired to pick up books within the genre. But hey, you like peanut butter and jelly and I like grilled cheese, you know? Still, if there’s any show that has my attention these days, it’s The Vampire Diaries. The reason? Her name’s Nina Dobrev, the stunningly beautiful actress who plays Elena Gilbert, the show’s young heroine. A few weeks back, as she was winding up her work on The Vampire Diaries‘ first season, I had the opportunity to speak with Dobrev about her sudden success, about the experience of playing two distinct characters on one show, and about where she’d like to see Elena go in the second season. Hit the jump for our full conversation.

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