Marlon Wayans has joined the cast of G.I. Joe for Paramount Pictures.
In the movie, Wayans will play Ripcord, the leader of the military unit. The cast already includes Sienna Miller, Ray Park and Rachel Nichols. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in negotiations to join the movie based on the American soldier action figure created by Hasbro. Stephen Sommers will direct from a screenplay most recently written by Stuart Beattie. Shooting starts next month in Los Angeles for a planned August 2009 release.
A European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), a hi-tech, international force of special operatives takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Wayans appeared earlier this year in ‘Norbit’ with Eddie Murphy.