Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to play villain Dr. Hector Hammond in director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, reports Heat Vision. 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.
Sarsgaard is joining Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively in the Warner Bros. comic book adaptation, opening in theaters on June 17, 2011.
Filming is scheduled to start in March in New Orleans. Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti are producing.