Stephen Sommers has begun his casting for G.I. JOE and this should mark the first of many announcements on the film in the following weeks. Variety say 26 year old British actress Sienna Miller will play the female lead in the film, the feisty Baroness...
Baroness serves as the COBRA Organization's intelligence officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander. With long black hair, black rimmed glasses, and a black leather outfit, Baroness is a dark, sensual femme fatale whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness. In both comic and cartoon incarnations, she has romantic relationships with Destro.
Miller is one of those actresses' who is probably more famous for her off-screen work than her film career but I think I would be doing the girl a dis-service if I dismissed her career completely. She was of course in STARDUST earlier this year, got her kit off for FACTORY GIRL and was briefly in ALFIE and LAYER CAKE. She has yet to prove herself as a leading female female but then for G.I. JOE she doesn't need too, as this will be a big ensemble of stars. If not stars, they should be more well known than the cast found for STAR TREK and probably JLA. No word yet on whether AVATAR actor Sam Worthington will be in the film, after holding talks for the picture a few weeks back. So there you go, first casting is complete. I know nothing about G.I. Joe, so I'm going for the 'no comment' here (although I will say this, Miller is better in movies where she doesn't need to talk). Coming Soon
says G.I. JOE will be released on August 7th, 2009 where at the moment it will be going up directly against the Tony Scott directed and Denzel Washington/John Travolta starrer THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123.