First mentioned by Latino Review as being up for the role, Ain’t It Cool News is now saying it has confirmed that Channing Tatum has landed the lead role of Duke in director Stephen Sommers’ big screen G.I. Joe adaptation, which Paramount will release in theaters on August 7, 2009.
Tatum has starred in such films as She’s the Man, Step Up and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. His upcoming films include Stop-Loss and Fighting.
He’ll be joining Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the cast for the action-adventure.
The film, based on the Hasbro property, is set to start shooting next month in Los Angeles.