Stephen Sommer’s “G.I. Joe” movie is getting bigger, adding Marlon Wayans (he of the 50 or so Wayans currently working in Hollywood) to his cast, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (last year’s “The Lookout”) currently in negotiations to do likewise. In the film, Wayans, primarily a comedian, will be playing Ripcord, while Levitt’s character is still unknown.
Wayans will play Ripcord, leader of the military unit.
War-themed story is set 10 years in the future. Stuart Beattie penned the screenplay, while Paul Lovett & David Elliot and Skip Woods contributed earlier drafts.
The Stephen Sommers-helmed film is set to start shooting next month in Los Angeles. Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui have already joined the cast.
So this thing is set “10 years in the future”? Interesting. I hadn’t known that before. Although the idea that a gagman like Wayans playing anyone’s “leader” is pretty funny in itself.