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Adrianne Palicki Is ‘G.I. Joe’s’ Lady Jaye

The ”Friday Night Lights“ star joins Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson in Paramount’s follow-up to the 2009 ”G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra“

"GI Joe" is looking better than "Wonder Woman" for Adrianne Palicki.

The "Friday Night Lights" actress will play Lady Jaye, the female lead in "GI Joe: Cobra Strikes," TheWrap has confirmed.

Palicki had been cast as Wonder Woman, but NBC did not pick up the show.

Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson also star in the Jon Chu movie. Ray Park and Byung-hun Lee are expected back from the first "G.I. Joe" as Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese wrote the screenplay.

Paramount did reasonably well with the first "G.I. Joe." 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" grossed $302 million at the worldwide box office. Its budget was estimated at $175 million.

Lorenzo di BonaventuraMark Vahradian and Stephen Sommers are producing.

The movie is set for an Aug. 10, 2012 release.

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