Walton Goggins on for G.I. Joe 2

Rising star will play Warden Nigel James in action sequel

Walton Goggins, most recently seen in Predators and Cowboys & Aliens, has signed with Paramount for a part in G.I. Joe 2.

Variety reports that Goggins' character in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation will be Warden Nigel James.

He's most famous for his role as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield, but since it closed production in 2008, Goggins has had several supporting big screen roles and will also play Wells A. Hutchins in the upcoming Lincoln (starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

Others who have recently joined G.I. 2’s impressively diverse cast list include Dwayne Johnson and Wu Tang’s RZA. Bruce Willis is also set to play the Joe of the title.

G.I. Joe 2 is directed by Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland). It's scheduled to be released at some point during summer 2012.

Do you fancy the sound of the next Joe adventure? Does Walton Goggins have one of the greatest actor names ever? Tell us!


    • FBJBrown22

      Aug 16th 2011, 18:41

      written by the same guy that wrote ''Justin Beiber: Never say Never"!!!!!. F**k me, i can't wait to see this Academy Award Fest.

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 16th 2011, 19:24

      This guy is great in The Shield and Justified.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 16th 2011, 19:33

      It's DIRECTED by the justin bieber film director, it's WRITTEN by the zombieland writers. Walton Goggins is fantastically underrated.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 16th 2011, 19:44

      The Shield was such a great show, I miss it.

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