Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has some time on her hands since the Wonder Woman pilot was dumped and MGM’s Red Dawn is struggling to get off the shelf sometime this year. She will be joining the cast of G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes as the team’s covert operations specialist, Lady Jaye.
The Legion and Women in Trouble actress isn’t the only name we’ve been hearing about when it comes to Joe. Recently we learned that Dwayne Johnson, Wu-Tang’s RZA, and D.J. Cotrona have also signed on to play Roadblock, the Blind master, and Flint respectively. Returning cast members include Channing Tatum and Ray Park, but the original Joe – Joseph Colton – has yet to be cast. Deadline says that Cobra Strikes is being fast-tracked for next summer, due to a delay in the new Star Trek release.
In the animated series, Lady Jaye was romantically linked with Warrant Officer Flint, but she was all business when it came to enemies like Destro. The intelligence operative not only knows her way around a gun, but also is gifted in the art of impersonation and speaks several languages. Lady Jaye was a visible character in the series who could kick ass with the best of them. Can Palicki do her justice? P.S. More Baroness.