Actors have finally been found to play the two soldiers in the G.I. Joe crew who most resemble members of the Village People. At least, according to movie scoop site Latino Review they have. G.I. Joe, Steven Sommer's tentpole movie about the legendary action figures, will be hitting theaters in the summer of '09. And so far, the casting news has been pretty ho-hum — you've got your Sienna Millers, you've got your Ray Parks — but today that all changes, thanks to Brendan Fraser and the Rock.
Fraser has already filmed a cameo as the grizzled, handle-bar-mustached, vest-but-no-shirt wearing Marine, Gung Ho. And the role of Shipwreck, a sailor-suited Navy seal with a parrot on his shoulder is being offered to Dwayne quote-unquote "The Rock" Johnson.
Evidently the "Don't ask don't tell policy" doesn't extend into the Joe army. And perhaps it doesn't extend into C.O.B.R.A. either. After all, Cobra Commander wore cape and spoke with a lisp. And hopefuly that's how the recently-cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play him. So now you know... and knowing is half the battle.
- Fraser Gung-Ho For G.I. Joe And The Rock To Get Shipwrecked? [Latino Review]