Samara Weaving has signed onto the Hasbro/Paramount project as the G.I. Joe team's fan-favorite commando. The character is a counter-intelligence operative -- usually seen with red hair, befitting her codename -- partnered with Snake Eyes as the first female character on the team. The role was previously portrayed by Rachel Nichols in 2009's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.
Weaving joins Úrsula Corberó, who signed on last month to play Baroness, as the production readies to begin filming in Vancouver and Tokyo. The film will reportedly follow Snake Eyes as he seeks revenge for his father's death, pitting him against his old enemy and blood brother Storm Shadow.
Weaving recently starred this past August in the thriller Ready or Not, which sent her into bloody action to stay alive. She will also be seen in next year's Bill & Ted Face the Music as Bill's daughter Thea.
Directed by Robert Schwentke, Snake Eyes stars Henry Golding as the eponymous G.I. Joe character. He is joined by Andre Koji as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais as Hard Master, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness and Samara Weaving as Scarlett. It is scheduled to be released October 16, 2020.