Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"        

Bruce Willis may play original Joe in “G.I. Joe” sequel


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Bruce Willis appears to be having fun with his action-hero image as he transitions gracefully into the later stages of his acting career.

Willis smirked his way through an amusing cameo with his Planet Hollywood partners Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Expendables.” And now he appears ready to join a campy action franchise as its pioneering hero.

Willis is “in talks” to play the original Joe in Paramount’s planned G.I. Joe sequel, “Retaliation,” THR reports. John M. Chu, who helmed “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” will direct the sequel that’s also bringing Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA into the fold.

“Willis, if a deal comes together, would play General Joe Colton, the man who in 1980s comic books starts the G.I. Joe strike team, called the ultimate freedom fighting force, and got the handle G.I. Joe.,” the trade reports.

The first “Joe,” subtitled “The Rise of Cobra,” was a modest hit for the studio in 2009, earning $302 million worldwide. The sequel reportedly begins shooting later this month in New Orleans, with an eye on a June 29, 2012 release date.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.