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Adrianne Palicki joins GI Joe 2 as Lady Jaye

07.01.2011

GI JOE 2 (which, for the record, is NOT subtitled COBRA STRIKES), continues to line up an all new cast for the sequel bringing aboard "Friday Night Lights" star (and aspiring Wonder Woman) Adrianne Palicki to star as the female lead, Lady Jaye. Palicki joins the returning Channing Tatum as well as new additions Dwayne Johnson and RZA.

Where exactly the sequel takes this new gang of JOEs remains to be seen but we do know they'll be battling a new villain (Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be returning to play Cobra Commander though Destro could make another appearance) and the plot will involve the original GI Joe, Joe Colton. Paramount was at one time zeroing in on Bruce Willis for that part but is now expanding to a number of other A-listers to fill that supporting but crucial part.

As for Lady Jaye, she's the covert operations specialist for the JOE squad. She's also a distinguished undercover operative but who knows whether they'll make use of that in the movie.

Jon Chu, who rocketed to quasi-fame in Hollywood for his work on NEVER SAY NEVER, the Justin Bieber concert movie, is directing the film from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZOMBIELAND).

Source: Deadline

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