Adrianne Palicki Joins G.I. Joe As Lady Jaye

After wasting time on the failed Wonder Woman pilot for NBC, Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has bounced back with her highest profile role yet. Palicki has officially signed on to play Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes, which already stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Channing Tatum.

Lady Jaye was created in 1984 for the G.I Joe cartoon series. According to her Wikipedia profile, Lady Jaye’s real name is Allison R. Hart-Burnett. She’s a Staff Sgt. with Ranger and Airborne training and she’s a graduate of Bryn Mawr. Lady Jaye joined the G.I Joe universe as a replacement for the character of Scarlett. Actress Rachel Nichols played Scarlett in the 2009 movie but she has not been confirmed for the sequel.

Recently, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson joined the cast and Channing Tatum, who played Duke in the 2009 original is also confirmed for the film. Director John Chu is taking the place of director Stephen Sommers and he hopes to get Joseph Gordon-Levitt back as Cobra Commander.

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has promised us that fans of Ray Park‘s ninja character Snake Eyes will be very happy with the sequel. Questions remain however on fellow Rise of Cobra cast members Dennis Quaid (General Hawk),  Sienna Miller (Baroness), Christopher Eccleston (Destro), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord) and Arnold Vosloo (Zartan).

If any of the aforementioned cast members want to return, they’ll need to decide soon. G.I Joe: Cobra Strikes is scheduled to go into production later this summer for an August 2o12 release.