Wu-Tang member RZA will add to his acting resume soon as he was recently announced as the latest actor cast in the upcoming follow-up to 2009's "G.I. Joe" movie. Details of RZA's role in the film hit the net today…
Rapper-turned-actor RZA and D.J. Cotrona, best known as one of the cast members of TV's Detroit 1-8-7, are in negotiations to board Paramount's new G.I. Joe movie being directed by Jon M. Chu. RZA will play a martial arts master named the Blind Master who in the past trained Joe commandoes Snake-Eyes and Jinx. (The Hollywood Reporter)
In related news, the second G.I.Joe film will also include wrestler turned actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The Rock was recently in the hit film "Fast Five" as an "opposite" type character for Vin Diesel's character.
Earlier this month, French actress Elodie Yung (District 13: Ultimatum) was cast as L.A.-born ninja Jinx, while Dwayne Johnson began talks to possibly join the cast as heavy machine gunner and aspiring chef Roadblock. Chu and screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) have decided against using most of cast of The Rise of the Cobra, meaning there are plenty of new characters to cast for the sequel. Two more are getting drafted into the elite covert special forces unit. (Reelz Channel)
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