G.I. Joe Spinoff Snake Eyes adds Haruka Abe to cast
According to The Wrap, Japanese-English actress Haruka Abe has been tapped for an undisclosed role in Paramount Pictures’ forthcoming G.I. Joe spin-off film Snake Eyes, starring Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Henry Golding, who is set to take on the titular role. Abe has mostly appeared in U.K. TV shows such as Ideal, Casualty, Doctors, Kiss Me First and Stath Lets Flats.
Abe will also be joining previously announced cast members Andrew Koji (Warrior), Iko Uwais (The Raid, Stuber), and Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist), portraying the roles of Storm Shadow, Hard Master and the Baroness, respectively.
Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake-Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit.
The spinoff will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED, R.I.P.D.) from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulous (Bright 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), who is currently working on the script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner will produce.
Snake Eyes is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 16, 2020.
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