The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Rachel Nichols (P2, “Alias”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost”) and Said Taghmaoui (The Kite Runner) will join Sienna Miller and Ray Park in Paramount’s live action film G.I. Joe.
Stephen Sommers is directing Stuart Beattie’s latest screenplay draft based on the popular Hasbro action figures, comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon. That cartoon featured military soldiers fighting a terrorist group called Cobra, with characters like the mute ninja Snake Eyes (Park) on the side of the good guys.
Nichols will play Scarlett, a skilled martial artist who specializes in hand-to-hand combat and counterintelligence.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play ordnance expert Heavy Duty and Taghmaoui will play Breaker, the team’s communications specialist.
Miller will play the Baroness, known for her espionage skills.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro’s Brian Goldner are producing with Sommers and Bob Ducsay. The film is scheduled for an August 7, 2009 release.