>> “G.I. Joe” Finds a Baroness in Miller

BaronessSienna Miller is the first thesp to enlist in Paramount Pictures’ big-budget tentpole “G.I. Joe.”British actress will play the film’s female lead, described as a raven-haired baroness and sexy femme fatale skilled in espionage.

Stephen Sommers directs the live-action film based on the Hasbro toys, comicbook and TV series.

Paramount, which has set a mid-February start date, has slotted the film for an Aug. 7, 2009, release.

Story is set at Brussels-based GIJOE, an acronym for the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, and revolves around an international co-ed force of operatives who use high-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil org headed by a Scottish arms dealer.

Variety 

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