Bruce Willis in talks for ‘GI Joe 2’

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Bruce Willis is said to be locked in talks with Paramount about a possible role in the latest G.I. Joe film.

The role available to Willis is reported by to be that of General Joe Colton, the original GI Joe.

If the star of the Die Hard series does become attached to the sequel, he will join the original film’s star Channing Tatum, as well as fellow action star Dwayne Johnson, who signed onto the project earlier this year.

Jon M Chu, director of Step Up 2 and the Justin Bieber concert film, Never Say Never, will direct.

The first GI Joe film, Rise Of The Cobra, grossed over $300 million (£184 million) worldwide.

Earlier this month, Willis was revealed to be returning to The Expendables cast, as well as looking into a fifth Die Hard film.

GI Joe 2: Retaliation is set to start shooting at the end of next month. It is due for release June 29, 2012.