Former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston Joins ‘G.I. Joe’
Chris Eccleston, who played Doctor Who in the first season of the recently relaunched series, will play a villain, Destro, in the upcoming "G.I. Joe" film.
The role was originally slated for Irish-born actor David Murray, but "visa issues" forced his withdrawal.
"G.I. Joe" is scheduled for an Aug. 7, 2009, release and currently stars Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Arnold Vosloo.