Elodie Yung to play Jinx in G.I. Joe 2
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA was so bad, it was almost un-watchable. Which was a shame because so many kids cherished their G.I. Joe action figures when they were growing up and many of us were excited to see what a live-action feature would look like. But after the ridiculous costumes and super-suits, it was just a disappointing venture all around. So I didn’t have much hope for a sequel, but after the recent news that Dwayne Johnson was going to play Roadblock, I was at least interested. And now with word that French actress Elodie Yung is in talks to play Jinx, I’m definitely hooked. Yung had a small part in the underrated DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM.
We all had our handful of favorite G.I. Joes, but like many adolescent boys, Jinx was one of my favorites. She was the highlight of the animated movie and had some great appearances in the comics. Yung’s casting gives me hope that director Jon M. Chu can make everyone forget about the first one. So far, Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes) and Lee Byung-Hun (Storm Shadow) are all set to star.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter