'Wonder Woman' Adrianne Palicki to Star in 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'
Though we won't see her on air in the canned "Wonder Woman" TV series, "Friday Night Lights" star Adrianne Palicki will still see some big action next summer. Deadline reports the stunning Palicki is the latest to join the cast of the Hasbro sequel G.I. Joe 2. The actress will be playing Lady Jaye, a character from the cartoon series who was a Joe covert operations specialist with a talent for impersonation, right down to the subject's voice and mannerisms. The cast is filling out quickly as Paramount is still looking to fill the 2012 summer spot left vacant by the Star Trek sequel, which is likely moving to winter instead.
Palicki joins a cast that includes just a handful of returning franchise members like Channing Tatum, Ray Park and Byung Hun-Lee, and new faces like Dwayne Johnson, RZA and D.J. Cotrona. More casting is still coming, and apparently the search is on for a big name to play the original G.I. Joe, General Joseph B. Colton. Apparently Bruce Willis has been one of the names tossed around (perfect casting if you ask me), but there's a few other unknown contenders in the running as well. A name like Willis might get me a little more interested, but that's assuming the script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is a vast improvement over the first film. We'll definitely keep you updated as pre-production continues on this.