Blake Lively is playing more than a Gossip Girl in her next role! According to Variety, she’s just landed the female lead in the movie Green Lantern.
She’s signed on to play Carol Ferris, who also happens to be the love interest for Ryan Reynolds’ character Hal Jordan.
The story follows Hal, a second-generation test pilot, who has been charged with defending a sector of the universe with a mystical green ring.
His love interest Carol is a pilot and administrator in civilian life. Blake couldn’t be more excited to play the part.
“Oh my gosh, it means the world!” she told Access Hollywood. “It’s such an exciting film to be a part of, wonderful cast, wonderful studio and it’s an amazing role so I’m really thrilled.”
Blake reportedly beat out Jennifer Garner and Keri Russell for the role. The film is scheduled for released on June 17, 2011.