Kiwi filmmaker/actor Taika Waititi and Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison, Jango Fett from the “Star Wars” movies, have joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Green Lantern.
Production begins this week in New Orleans on the 3D feature, which has Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) directing Ryan Reynolds as the superhero.
Waititi plays the best friend of Hal Jordan, the test pilot who comes to wear the super-powered ring of the interplanetary police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.
Morrison is playing Abin Sur, a member of the Corps who is instrumental in Jordan becoming the superhero.
The studio has set a June 17, 2011 release the comic book adaptation.