It is reported that there are only three candidates left for the running of Duke's character in the adaptation action movie, the candidates include the 'Step Up' star, Chris Evans and Matthew Fox.
The latest update from the upcoming adaptation movie is that there are three candidates left for the role of Duke in "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra". Latino Review reported that "Fantastic Four" hunk Chris Evans, "Step Up" star Channing Tatum and "Lost" leading man Matthew Fox are in the running for the lead role.
Earlier, it was reported that Sam Worthington is an alleged contender for the role of the All-American bad ass, but it seems that the Australian actor was no longer included in the race because of his involvement in "Avatar". Prior to the news, it was also said that Dominic West, the star of television series "The Wire" will play Destro, one of the bad guys from Cobra, but the rumor was quick to be dismissed by Paramount Pictures.
The action film based on the Hasbro's line of action figures has cast Sienna Miller as Baroness and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. The film slanted for 2009 release is directed by Stephen Sommers and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner. Additionally, about when the filming will begin is still unknown.