Joe Utichi contributes to Deadline’s UK coverage

EXCLUSIVE: G.I. Joe: Retaliation up-and-comer Elodie Yung has been signed to star alongside Evan Rachel Wood in 10 Things I Hate About Life, from the producer-director duo of 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s a romantic comedy about a young couple who meet while each is attempting to commit suicide, and has no connection to the earlier film. Writer-director Gil Junger will produce with Andrew Lazar and Intandem Films CEO Gary Smith. Production is set to start in LA in December. Yung is currently finishing up a role alongside Aiden Gillen in British indie Still, and plays Jinx in the G.I. Joe sequel that arrives in theaters in March. She broke through internationally in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo adaptation playing Miriam Wu after a string of roles in her native France that included the Luc Besson-scripted District 13: Ultimatum. Her reps say she’s expected to reprise her Dragon Tattoo role when the follow-up The Girl Who Played With Fire begins production in 2013. Yung is repped by Gersh and Caliber Media Co in the U.S. and Claire Hoath in the UK.