Eccleston Reports for G.I. Joe Duty

First reported by IESB and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Eccleston has been cast as the villainous Destro in Paramount’s G.I. Joe. The actor’s credits include 28 Days Later, “Heroes” and “Doctor Who.”

Irish-born actor David Murray originally had been set for the role, but withdrew from the film because of visa issues. Stephen Sommers is directing the latest script written by Stuart Beattie.

Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers), the August 7, 2009 release co-stars Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Arnold Vosloo.

Source: IESB, The Hollywood Reporter