Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has joined G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes as female lead Lady Jaye.
Palicki recently starred as Wonder Woman in a TV pilot that wasn’t picked up, and she also appeared in awful Paul Bettany vehicle Legion .
She joins recently-cast Dwayne Johnson in Joe sequel Cobra Strikes , which is to be directed by Jon Chu ( Justin Bieber: Never Say Never ).
Channing Tatum, Lee Byung-hun and Ray Park are the only actors from the original said to be reprising their roles, so it’ll be interesting to see what’s in store in terms of villains.
Bruce Willis’ name has been bandied about in relation to the original ‘G.I. Joe’, Joe Colton, but that’s firmly in the rumour category at the moment, with several other actors purported to be on the list.
It’s hard to think of many people who’d better suit the role than Willis though, and his presence would no doubt be a draw to those disappointed by the underwhelming first installment.
As Cobra Strikes has been written by Zombieland duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, it’s looking like this might just be able to turn the franchise around.