Vin Diesel has been confirmed to play a walking, talking tree in upcoming superhero film Gaurdians Of The Galaxy.
The Fast + Furious actor will join a star-studded cast to provide the voice of Groot in the sci-fi film based on the fictional superhero team which appear in books published by Marvel Comics.
Director James Gunn confirmed the news by posting a snap of Diesel on Twitter.com posing with a model of the character. He captions the photo, "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy," adding in a later post, "Yes, Vin Diesel is OFFICIALLY Groot in Gaurdians of the Galaxy."
The action man will join Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana in the movie which is due for release in August next year (14).