"I've met D.J. a number of times over the past few months and it's very clear how talented he is as a director," Jay, who also serves as a mentor on competition show "The Voice" in China, says.
"I am looking forward to working with him and Vin in bringing this film to global audiences. This is an incredibly exciting film."
The next "xXx" film follows Vin's return to the action movie franchise in last year's (17) "XXX: Return of Xander Cage". He sat out the first sequel, 2005's "XXX: State of the Union", which starred rapper and actor Ice Cube as Darius Stone.
The new film will also feature newlywed Deepika Padukone, hot off her Italian wedding to fellow Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh. The couple tied the knot last week, November 14, in Lake Como, Italy, at the same villa where John Legend and Chrissy Teigen exchanged vows.