Money Heist star Ursula Corbero is set to join the cast of Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes movie.
According to TheWrap, Paramount’s G.I. Joe spin-off movie focusing on Snake Eyes has found its Baroness in Ursula Corbero. The character was played by Sienna Miller in 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The Snake Eyes film is currently in pre-production, with Henry Golding on board to play the titular character. RED helmer Robert Schwentke is attached direct the project. Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the first draft of the script. Spiliotopoulos is best known for writing Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
The G.I. Joe spin-off features the origins of Snake Eyes as he attempts to join the Arashikage Clan in Japan. The ninja clan itself is a group of shadowy assassins who used deception to earn their keep and develop a reputation for performing the impossible. Its most famous members are Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
Snake Eyes was first revealed back in May with Brian Goldner producing the project. Paramount Pictures and Hasbro had previously assembled a writers room led by Akiva Goldsman in the spring of 2016 to develop a cinematic universe based on toyline properties Micronauts, Visionaries and M.A.S.K., as well as reboot the G.I. Joe franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation which featured Ray Park in the role of the Snake Eyes character.
Ursula Corbero is best known for her role as Silene “Tokyo” Oliveira in the Spanish heist drama Money Heist. She is set to reprise her role for the fourth season of the series, which will premiere on Netflix.
Snake Eyes is currently slated to hit theaters October 16, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Henry Golding, Ursula Corbero, Snake Eyes and the future of the G.I. Joe franchise at Paramount!