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Channing Tatum To Play Duke On G.I.Joe

Reported by Jay Cochran - 2008.01.29

It has been confirmed that Channing Tatum will be taking on the role of G.I.Joe team member, Duke in the upcoming GI Joe movie from Paramount Pictures. Levitt joins a cast that so far consists of Ray Parks (Snake-Eyes), Sienna Miller (Baroness) and Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Said Taghmaoui (Breaker), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Heavy Duty), Marlon Waynes (Ripcord) and Dennis Quiad (Hawk). Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to have gotten the role of Cobra Commander.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro's Brian Goldner will produce a G.I. Joe live-action movie scheduled for release in August 7, 2009. Joining the production team along with newly-named director, Stephen Sommers, and business-partner Bob Ducsay will be scribe Stuart Beattie.

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7:10 am

Another agreement. So far, Vosloo's casting seems like the most interesting one. It has the right "same yet different" feeling, and in the good way. 
Devil Bat
4:30 am

[quote name='Admiral Hunter' post='16429068' date='Jan 31 2008, 12:18 AM']Vosloo'll be awesome as Zartan... Watch either Mummy film lately? If he's still in shape like that, he'll be perfect! Shaved head and all... [url=" (link) He was in Blood Diamond, as the Colonel, ... read more 
4:25 am

I remembered this guy on the commercials for that movie Step it up. He just reminded me too much as some poser that's trying to act all cool and hip hop like. I hope that's not what they're aiming for here. As for Dennis Quaid, I think he can work as Hawk. But as I said before, Chann... read more 
4:19 am

[quote name='die fighting x' post='16428561' date='Jan 29 2008, 03:16 PM']I hope this flick bombs. Not just bombs, but crashes and burns...taking everyone involved down with it. That's a horrible thing to say. The G.I. Joe line is going to be intrinsically tied to the movie. 
Admiral Hunter
12:18 am

[quote name='Eric' post='16428838' date='Jan 30 2008, 01:45 AM']Channing Tatum has always played the tough whiteboy role, and that works with this to a point, but he'll have to ditch the gangster accent he usually speaks with. I'm one of the many (or not so many) who doesn't care as ... read more 
6:31 pm

After seeing those pics of Tatum, I take back what I said before. He does look the part and I will give him a chance. 
5:29 pm

[img] (link) [img] (link) [img] (link) [img] (link) I think he gives off a little bit of Duke vibe. He also playing a helecopter pilot in a Pinkville. A Vietnam war movie directed by Oliver Stone starring Bruce Willis. 
9:45 am

Channing Tatum has always played the tough whiteboy role, and that works with this to a point, but he'll have to ditch the gangster accent he usually speaks with. I'm one of the many (or not so many) who doesn't care as much about Duke, so the person who plays him in the film isn't a... read more 
Rodimus Primal
7:08 am

I think a young poster boy Duke is just fine. It's Hawk who needs to be grizzled and the experienced teacher, hence why Quaid's a great choice. C Tatum will do fine IMO. 
6:40 am

It is an interesting move, but I can see him as playing a young Duke I guess. As far the movie bombing, I do not think so. I do however have a concern on it not having as much attention as the Transformers movie due to the Tranformers 2 movie coming out relatively shortly after the GIJOE movie. T... read more 
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