Angela Bassett is joining the cast of director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern, which is currently shooting in New Orleans.
In the Warner Bros. release, Bassett will play Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent who’s a staple of the DC Comics series. There’s a good chance that she’s being introduced to set-up the proposed Suicide Squad movie announced last year.
She’s joining a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong, Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison.
Green Lantern is scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release.