Peter Sarsgaard to Play Villain Hector Hammond in Green Lantern
by Travis Leamons on January 12, 2010

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Earlier this week, Blake Lively was cast in the role of Hal Jordan’s love interest, Carol Ferris. Director Martin Campbell had narrowed his casting web to Lively, Eva Green, Keri Russell, Diane Kruger, and Jennifer Garner. But because Lively was victorious in a hotly contested battle royale in the confines of a pool full with jello (okay, not really, but it would have been neat), she got the part. Well good for her. After The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel and the CW’s Gossip Girl, it looks like she moving up to bigger and better things.

In the latest casting bit with Green Lantern, Heat Vision is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is going to play the villain (once negotiations are final). The role he’s playing is Dr. Hector Hammond, the pathologist 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.

Just another good casting decision. Say what you will about the influx of comic-book movies, on paper Green Lantern looks like it’ll prove that cinematically, DC Comics can exist beyond Batman and Superman. You got Martin Campbell in the director’s chair, who kick-started the James Bond franchise not once but twice; Ryan Reynolds coming off hits like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Proposal; and the additions of Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. And if the rumors are true, then Jackie Earle Haley will be joining the cast in a villainous role as well. Considering I’m not a comic-book buff, it’ll be interesting to see what Campbell can pull off.

Source: Heat Vision



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