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‘G.I. Joe’ Recruits Sienna Miller

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Miller Joins Cobra Command: Sienna Miller is the first cast member announced for Paramount’s aspiring tent pole G.I. Joe. Miller’s character is described as a “raven-haired baroness and sexy femme fatale.” Tight-lipped on the name, huh? Might she by any chance be playing… Baroness? Did we just geek out really bad? [Variety]

CMT Asks Can You Duet? Country Music Television announces open auditions for their new reality show Can You Duet?, a competition program designed to find the next great Kenny-and-Dolly-style country duo. Vulture will need to watch every single episode of this in order to keep you, the reader, properly informed. [NYT]

Singleton to Issue Executive Order: John Singleton will direct Executive Order: Six, about a small, snowbound town whose residents must band together to fight a hostile extraterrestrial. Doesn’t it seem like Boyz N the Hood came out a long, long time ago? [Variety]

Guy From Heroes Writes Musical: Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli to Heroes fans) has co-written (with Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon) and will co-direct (with Randall Arney) a new musical titled Atlanta, about a Union soldier who must pose as a Confederate to stay alive during the waning days of the Civil War. Atlanta opens at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles this month. In related news, dozens of television actors now wish they had written musicals. [Playbill]

Quartet Mourning Bizarre Film: Heather Graham, Joseph Cross, Barbara Hershey, and Tim Curry star in the independent film Son of Mourning, about a dissatisfied ad exec who travels to Florida in the midst of a climate crisis to mediate his parents’ divorce and gets mistaken for the Messiah. Just the preceding sentence alone has enough indie quirk to choke an elephant. [Variety]

‘G.I. Joe’ Recruits Sienna Miller