Tuesday, July 5, 2011

G.I JOE 2 (casting news)


Adrianne Palicki
The cast for G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes is growing as director John Chu gets set to kick off shooting later in August. The latest person to join the Joe’s will be, Legion’s Adrianne Palicki.
Palicki, who is probably better known for TV drama Friday Night Lights, is aboard to play Lady Jaye, the team’s covert operations specialist.
Jaye is an accomplished actress and fluent in several languages, which makes her the perfect undercover operative.
And Palicki is just one of the latest cast members to sign on: The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and actor DJ Cotrona have both boarded the film in the last week or so. The rapper-turned-actor will play a martial arts expert named the Blind Master who helped train both Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and newcomer Jinx (Elodie Yung). Cotrona, meanwhile, is on as Flint, one of the team’s stalwart soldiers.
Alongside returning veteran Channing Tatum, and Dwayne Johnson, there’s apparently talk of casting a big name to play the original G.I. Joe, Joe Colton. Deadline mentions Bruce Willis as a possibility, though right now it appears he’s just one name on producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s wish list.

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