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'Lost' Star Goes From Eko to 'G.I. Joe'

TelevisionG.I. Joe (fictional character)Hasbro Inc.Stephen SommersInternational OrganizationsDeath

Known to "Lost" fans as the beloved Mr. Eko, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Paramount's live action "G.I. Joe" feature, along with Rachel Nichols and Said Taghmaoui.

That trio joins Sienna Miller and Ray Park in the Stephen Sommers-directed toy adaptation.

In the Stuart Beattie-scripted adaptation of the popular Hasbro franchise, the formerly patriotic and America-centric fighting force at the story's core has become G.I.J.O.E. or Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity. It's now an international organization of operatives out to fight a terrorist organization called Cobra.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nichols will play martial arts specialist Scarlett, with Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty and Taghmaoui as Breaker.

Park and Miller were previously cast as Snake Eyes and Baroness respectively.

In addition to his work on "Lost," Akinnuoye-Agbaje appeared on HBO's "Oz" and in the feature "Get Rich or Die Tryin'."

At least a dozen people saw Nichols in her recent thriller "P2," though she's probably best known for small screen stints on "Alias" and "The Inside."

Taghmaoui can currently be seen in "The Kite Runner." The "La Haine" and "Three Kings" co-star has "Vantage Point" opening in the spring.

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