Blake Lively Lands the Female Lead Role in DC's Green Lantern
by Alex Billington
January 8, 2010
Breaking casting news for you on a Friday night. Heat Vision is reporting that Blake Lively has scored the coveted role of the female lead in DC Comics Green Lantern movie that starts filming in March. Lively, who starred in both of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films and appears on "Gossip Girl", will star opposite Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. Latino Review revealed last month that director Martin Campbell had narrowed down his top choices for the key role to Lively, Eva Green, Keri Russell, Diane Kruger, and Jennifer Garner, but it looks like it's the girl no one was expecting to be cast that landed the role after all.
Lively will play Carol Ferris, the love interest of Hal Jordan who runs her father's aerospace company. She hires the cocky test pilot Hal Jordan who eventually becomes the intergalactic policeman Green Lantern. The role called for a slightly older actress but Lively apparently "impressed the studio and filmmakers with her audition." She also appears in Ben Affleck's The Town and WB "was also impressed with her work" in that. Out of all the actresses in the running, I think Lively is the worst one they could've chosen. Let's hope Campbell can whip her into shape. The role of Sinestro still isn't cast, but we hope it's Jackie Earle Haley.