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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Release Date: August 7, 2009

February 12, 2008
Paramount picks its villain

Chris Eccleston (NBC's Heroes) will portray the villainous Destro in G.I. Joe, Paramount's liv-action take on the popular kids toy. The role originally went to David Murray, who later had to pull out because of visa issues.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

January 29, 2008
Tatum joins G.I. Joe force

Channing Tatum (Step Up) is the latest actor to join the G.I. Joe team, Paramount's live-action take on the popular kids toy. Tatum will play Duke, a leader of the crew, a role originally planned for Sam Worthington. Other cast members include Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Stephen Sommers (The Scorpion King) will direct from a script penned by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

December 21, 2007
Trio joins G.I. Joe flick

A trio of actors, Rachel Nichols (The Amityville Horror), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (ABC's Lost) and Said Taghmaoui (The Kite Runner), joined the cast of G.I. Joe, a live-action film from director Stephen Sommers. Stuart Beattie wrote the latest screenplay.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

November 20, 2007
Miller enlists in G.I. Joe

Paramount Pictures' big budget G.I. Joe adaptation has enlisted its first actor: Sienna Miller (Stardust). The film, to be released summer 2009, is a live-action take on the Hasbro toys, comic book and TV series. Stephen Sommers (The Scorpion King) will direct.
Source: Variety

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