Bradley Cooper to Star as Green Lantern

May 6, 2009 By:
Bradley Cooper to Star as Green Lantern

More comic movie news to report!

Today it was announced that Bradley Cooper is the frontrunner to play the lead role in the upcoming movie Green Lantern! You may remember him from Wedding Crashers, He’s Just Not That Into You, and The Hangover, but now Cooper will have the chance to carry a film.

Movie website HitFix is reporting that Bradley is currently the favorite for the role, but Chris Pine is also reportedly in negotiations as well. According to insiders, director Martin Campbell likes to screen test a lot of actors before making his choice.

Here’s the background on the character: Hal Jordan, introduced in 1959, is a second-generation test pilot, an ordinary man who was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur. When Abin Sur's spaceship crashed on Earth, the alien used his ring to seek out an individual to take his place as Green Lantern: someone who was "utterly honest and born without fear."

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