Adrianne Palicki will play the female lead in Jon Chu’s G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. According to Deadline, Palicki will play Lady Jaye (pictured above in what I seriously doubt is an approved military uniform). The cast for the film continues to fill out as Paramount positions the sequel to be one of their summer 2012 tentpoles. Palicki joins returning cast members Channing Tatum (who plays Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) along with new recruits Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint), and Elodie Yung (Jinx). One of the major roles yet to be cast is original G.I. Joe, Joe Colton. Deadline reports that Bruce Willis is the top choice for the role and he would certainly add some star power to the flick.
Hit the jump for a brief bio on Lady Jaye. G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes opens August 10, 2012.
Here’s a brief bio for Lady Jaye [via Wikipedia]:
Lady Jaye is the G.I. Joe Team’s covert operations specialist. Her real name is Alison R. Hart-Burnett, and her rank is that of Staff Sergeant E-6. Lady Jaye was born on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She is a Bryn Mawr graduate, and also did graduate work in Trinity College in Dublin, before graduating from intelligence school at Fort Holabird. She is Airborne and Ranger qualified, and an expert with the M-16, M-1911A1 auto pistol, and reflex crossbow. She is also an accomplished actress and fluent in several languages. She has a knack for impersonation, right down to the subject’s voice and mannerisms.