Deadline reports that “Friday Night Lights” favorite is joining “G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes” as Lady Jaye, the longtime love interest of fellow Joe hero Flint (played in the sequel by D.J. Cotrona). She’ll star alongside the returning Channing Tatum and Ray Park, as well as new additions Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RZA. Further, there are rumors that Bruce Willis is joining the team as Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe.
Check out the rest of today’s biggest casting news past the jump, including some further rumblings from your next voyage to Middle-Earth!
Returning To ’The Hobbit’
Elijah Wood, currently starring on FX’s new comedy “Wilfred,” told Vulture that he’ll be reprising his iconic role as Frodo Baggins in an October shoot later this year both in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. He’s got plenty of thoughts on getting back into “Hobbit” mode, so make sure to check out the full interview.
Falling Into A ’Trance’
We already knew that James McAvoy was replacing Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle’s heist thriller “Trance,” but guess who else might be coming aboard? Twitch hears that there are roles for Colin Firth and Scarlet Johansson in the flick, which is expected to be the Oscar-winning director’s next film.
’Parker’ On The Prowl
Two more actors have signed on to star opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez in the big-screen take on “Parker,” as Variety reports that Clifton Collins Jr. (“Star Trek,” “The Event”) and Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) will both appear in the detective thriller.
Malkovich Goes Gangster
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” actor John Malkovich has another meaty role on his plate in the form of “Siberian Education,” Italian director Gabriele Salvatores’ English-language telling of a Russian gang story. THR reports that Malkovich has the supporting role of Kuzja, a grandfather in a Russian crime syndicate that passes lessons along to his young grandson.
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