*Rapper-turned-actor RZA is said to be in negotiations to join Paramount’s new G.I. Joe movie being directed by Jon M. Chu.
Other than Channing Tatum, the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced action movie is coming back with a whole new cast with Dwayne Johnson and Elodie Yung among the newcomers to the franchise.
RZA will play a martial arts master named the Blind Master who in the past trained Joe commandoes Snake-Eyes and Jinx (Yung).
D.J. Cotrona, best known as one of the cast members of TV’s “Detroit 1-8-7,” is also in talks to join the cast as Flint, a Joe soldier best known in the toyline and 1980s comics for his shotgun and beret.
RZA’s credits include “American Gangster,” “The Next Three Days” and “Repo Men,” and stars as the titl characters in “The Man with the Iron Fists” with Russell Crowe.