Blake Lively set to star as Carol Ferris in Green Lantern

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively (Accepted, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will be starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in Casino Royale director Martin Campbell’s DC super-hero flick Green Lantern.

Sticklers will point out that Lively is awfully young (at 22) to play a role described as 27 and possessing an MBA. Oh, and Carol Ferris is also a brunette, but that’s easily remedied, if the producers feel like they need to.

Lively will have to prove she can act in order to convince fanboys, since she’s sure as hell not doing it on Gossip Girl. (It doesn’t help that her character was incredibly annoying, even when the show was guilty-pleasure fun. Which it isn’t, anymore.) She’ll get her chance in Ben Affleck’s The Town, due out this September.

What Multiplex‘s Kurt would be most excited about is the possibility that Lively will appear in a GL sequel as Ferris’s villainous alter ego, Star Sapphire — because Star Sapphire wears some crazy ass shit.

The film is scheduled to shoot in Louisiana in March, and is currently racing towards a June 17, 2011 release.

Martin Campbell’s next project out is Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson in a reworking of the BBC mini-series. Edge is out this month — on January 29th.

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Posted on January 10, 2010 at 17:43 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by molnek
    on 2010-01-11 at 07:53

    I'm just hoping she's used at the beginning and then we're treated to Green Lantern in space. By holding onto that I just may make it as Earth's Blue Lantern.

  2. Written by Joel
    on 2010-01-11 at 23:03

    Blake Lively is a born diva, but unfortunately lacks the requisite acting proficiency. For some reason, I watched Sister of the Traveling Pants 2, and it was pretty clear from both the way she tried to play her character and the way her costars interacted with her (especially outside the movie, in the hilarious Blake and America interview on Good Day LA) that Blake has a much higher estimation of her ability than she actually possesses.

  3. Written by Uh oh...
    on 2010-01-13 at 00:04

    At least she does have the *ahem* assets to carry that crazy ass shit Star Sapphire outfit

  4. Written by Keiichi Arima
    on 2010-01-14 at 05:51

    hehe, It's nice movie. I'm fan of Japanese movie.

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