Channing Tatum in G.I. Jone

Channing Tatum has landed the lead role of Duke in director Stephen Sommers’ big screen G.I. Joe adaptation, which Paramount will release in theaters on August 7, 2009.

He’ll be joining Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the cast for the action-adventure.

The film is set to start shooting next month in Los Angeles.