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Orland park's Justin Hartley targets 'Smallville'

    November 24, 2006
Source: nwitimes.com

Clearly, the producers of the CW series "Smallville." which airs at 7 p.m. Thursdays, see something innately superheroic in Justin Hartley. Twice this year, they've tapped the 29-year-old Orland Park native to play a DC Comics crime fighter. The first time in this spring's unaired "Aquaman" spin-off and now in a recurring "Smallville" role as poor little rich boy Oliver Queen and his vigilante archer ego, the Green Arrow.Buzz is already building regarding a Green Arrow series but Hartley's heard that noise before. After model/singer Alan Ritchson guested as Aquaman last fall, the "Smallville" creative team cast Hartley in the series pilot, replacing another actor who'd initially been picked for the part. The CW passed on the final product, which enjoyed a second life as a popular iTunes feature. "I blew out an eardrum on that shoot and my eyes got all scratched up from the chlorine," he says. "That was after one show; I can only imagine doing 22 of them."More...


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