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No GREEN Offer Extended to Pine

Casting process on DC Superhero pic has only just begun

By Rob M. Worley     March 26, 2009
Source: Mania

Is Chris Pine going GREEN?
© Mania

Last week we presented you with a smattering of rumors from around the web that indicated 'Star Trek' star Chris Pine was at the top of the list of young actors poised to take the role of Hal Jordan in the 'Green Lantern' movie. Indeed, two websites reported independently that an offer for the role had been extended to Pine.

Well, we've had a chance to check with reliable sources, who tell us it just isn't so.

One source told us the producers of the film are "not even close to making an offer" for the lead role. The reason? The casting director on the film hadn't even signed on until late last week, the same day that the offer supposedly went to Pine. In fact, the casting director plans an exhaustive search which may result in a star, an up-and-comer or a complete unknown landing the job.

However, our source does agree that Chris Pine is on model for the producers' view of Hal Jordan. As far as short lists go, we're told every agent who has a client that's on model is pushing their actor towards the production. So, its almost certain Pine's reps have been waving the green flag, trying to attract attention to their guy (which may account for the current buzz). He may even land the part some day.

But at this poing no offer has gone out and the lead role in 'Green Lantern' has yet to be cast.


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NotAFan 3/26/2009 4:31:51 AM

I seem to remember the DC writer's saying the reason they got rid of Hal Jordan in the first place was because no matter how they wrote him he always came off as a Dick! So if that's the case I say cast David Carusso!

fft5305 3/26/2009 9:08:49 AM

Too old. I think they're going for an upper 20s Hal. I'll be interested to see who they come up with...

Wiseguy 3/26/2009 9:11:41 AM

lol But Carusso is just a bit too old now

I usually like when they go the new/up-and-comer route. Especially if it's for a lead role like this. But I still consider Pine an up-and-comer anyway. But I wonder if the ST franchise could hamper his chances due to future scheduling conflicts that could arise.

vinylcharmer 3/26/2009 10:36:09 AM

NotAFan: I think that's because those guys are incomptent. I've been reading the Geph Johns run since back with Rebirth and Hal kicks ass in every story so far. I think the only way this movie gets made to any level that resembles good should have Johns involved. Hell even his recent Smallville written episode was good and that's saying something.

As for Pine I don't know yet the only thing I can remember him from is Smokin' Aces and that didn't really show anything that I could hang the Hal character on.

And I totally agree with what  Wiseguy562 had to say about casting.

xenomorph 3/26/2009 10:45:19 AM

At this point I don't care who is cast. I just want to see the movie get made.

violator14 3/26/2009 2:17:26 PM

I think    Chris Pine = Hal Jordan

OmegaDean 3/30/2009 10:00:21 AM

Thank Chris Pine at this time...Hopefully the y find someone better than him



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