Go 'Joe': Trio join action cast

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The "G.I. Joe" brigade is growing.

Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui will join Sienna Miller and Ray Park in Paramount's live-action film "G.I. Joe."

Stephen Sommers is directing Stuart Beattie's latest screenplay draft based on the popular Hasbro action figures, comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon. That cartoon featured military soldiers fighting a terrorist group called Cobra, with characters like the mute ninja Snake Eyes (Park) on the side of the good guys.

This latest version centers on an international force of operatives set in Brussels.

Nichols will play Scarlett, a skilled martial artist who specializes in hand-to-hand combat and counterintelligence.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play ordnance expert Heavy Duty and Taghmaoui will play Breaker, the team's communications specialist.

Miller will play the Baroness, known for her espionage skills.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro's Brian Goldner are producing with Sommers and Bob Ducsay. The film is scheduled for an August 2009 release.

Nichols recently was seen in the horror film "P2" for Summit Entertainment. Her other feature credits include 2005's "The Amityville Horror." On television, she appeared on ABC's "Alias." She is repped by Endeavor, Management 360 and Rick Genow.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who played Mr. Eko on ABC's "Lost," also has appeared in the feature films "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and "The Bourne Identity." He is repped by APA, 3 Arts and attorney Nina Shaw.

Taghmaoui now appears in the "The Kite Runner" for Paramount Vantage and will be seen in the upcoming dramas "Traitor" and "Vantage Point." His TV credits include Showtime's "Sleeper Cell."

He is repped by Innovative Artists, Artists Independent Management and attorney Bob Wallerstein.
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