Peter Sarsgaard Is "Green Lantern" Villain

1/14/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Critically acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard is slated to play the villain Dr. Hector Hammond in Martin Campbell's "Green Lantern" comic adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Heat Vision.

According to Heat Vision: Sarsgaard is in negotiations to play the villain in "Green Lantern," Warner Bros.' big-budget, Martin Campbell-directed tentpole based on the DC Comics super hero.

Hammond is a pathologist and son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father's eyes. He becomes infused with psychic powers when he discovers a meteor.

Ryan Reynolds is starring as Hal Jordan, the test pilot who finds a downed spacecraft with a dying alien who passes him a powerful ring, introducing Jordan to a interstellar police force known as the Green Lanterns. John Broome and Gil Kane created the character in the early 1960s.

Sarsgaard joins Reynolds and Blake Lively in the film, which Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti are producing.

Sarsgaard most recently starred in "An Education," and also just wrapped "Knight and Day" with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. To add an actor with the talent of Sarsgaard is such a benefit to this big-budget film. Known for mostly doing independent films, like 2003’s “Shattered Glass,” the actor will now take part in one of 2011’s biggest films. For his role in “Glass,” Sarsgaard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.

“Green Lantern” is prepping for a March start in New Orleans.

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