Crime pays twice for 'X-Men' alum

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Vinnie Jones has some crimes to commit. The "X-Men: The Last Stand" actor has signed for two upcoming films: the comedy "Wedlocked" and Universal's Joe Carnahan-produced prequel "Smokin' Aces: Blowback."

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 "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.

Jones, repped by APA and Elevate Entertainment, next appears in Columbia's biblical comedy "The Year One," set for a June release.
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