Model-Cum-Actress To Play Model-Cum-Militant

February 6, 2008

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Like passengers boarding a sinking ship, yet another performer has joined the roster of the big screen G.I. Joe, in a role we didn't even know was being cast. Supermodel Karolína Kurková is rumored to be filling the role of Cover Girl in the coming film adaptation of the popular toy/comic/cartoon/veiled-jingoist-propaganda franchise. For the uninitiated, Cover Girl is apparently a former model that--in an effort to eschew being dismissed as "just another pretty face"--joined the decidedly unfeminine ranks of the military and eventually G.I. Joe (similar to how Kurková herself, to show she's more than just a pretty face, is totally getting into acting, and probably singing).

With this increasingly expansive cast--now adding obscure model characters--are the writers just throwing darts at the "COLLECT THEM ALL!" guide on the back of the old G.I. Joe toy cards to decide who to include? It's only a matter of time before we see The Fridge, Sgt. Slaughter, or that guy that for some reason has a crocodile.

Such a large cast for a movie based on toys... Good thing this is being handled by the director of The Mummy Returns or I'd worry the characters might appear woefully underwritten.

Thanks to Kevin for this one.

G.I. Joe's Cover Girl Revealed! [IESB]

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