Blake Lively cast in The Green Lantern


Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has been cast opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming adaptation of the DC comic The Green Lantern.

The 22-year-old Lively beat Keri Russell and Jennifer Garner to the role of Carol Ferris, an aerospace company exec who hires test pilot Hal Jordan (Reynolds). Unbeknownst to her, Jordan is the ring-wearing intergalactic cop known as The Green Lantern.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role called for an older actress, but Lively apparently impressed Warner Bros with her work on the Ben Affleck-helmed drama The Town, currently in post-production.

Martin Campbell
is set to direct the film, which will begin lensing in Louisiana this March. It is set to hit cinemas June 17, 2011.

Discuss: Is Lively too young for this role?

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