Angela Bassett joins Green Lantern
ER star Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Green Lantern.
The 51-year-old actress - who recently voiced the role of First Lady Michelle Obama in The Simpsons - will play Dr Amanda Waller, a government agent who is a staple of the DC Comics series, Variety reports.
Shooting on the comic movie started recently in New Orleans.
It stars Ryan Reynolds as pilot superhero Hal Jordan, and Gossip Girl Blake Lively will appear as his love interest Carol Ferris.
The movie is being directed by Martin Campbell with Body Of Lies star Mark Strong as villain Sinestro and Peter Sarsgaard also among the cast.
The Warner Bros movie is due to be released on June 17, 2011.