Goggins joins ‘G.I. Joe 2’ cast

Thesp joins Tatum, Johnson, Palicki in pic

Exclusive: Paramount’s “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” has just enlisted Walton Goggins, adding the Emmy-nominated “Justified” star to its rebooted cast.

Goggins will play Warden Nigel James in the action sequel, directed by Jon Chu (“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”).

Though much of the key cast is gone from the first installment, Channing Tatum returns, joined by newcomers Dwayne Johnson and Adrianne Palicki. Bruce Willis is also in talks for a role.

Script was written by “Zombieland” co-authors Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Production begins later this month in New Orleans, with Paramount eyeing a June 29, 2012, start date.

Goggins, recently cast in Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic as progressive Democrat Wells Hutchins, is nominated for a supporting actor Emmy for his role as Boyd Crowder on FX’s “Justified.” He also appeared in “Cowboys & Aliens” and stars in the September release “Straw Dogs.”

Goggins is repped by APA.

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