An upcoming superhero has just found the actress to play a popular doctor from the comic book series. Variety is reporting that Angela Bassett has signed on to the cast of Green Lantern.

Bassett will play Dr. Amanda Waller in the film, a scientist who has long been a part of the DC Comics series. Bassett joins a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins and Mark Strong.

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Martin Campbell is directing the film that is currently shooting in New Orleans. The film is set for a June 17, 2011 release date.