We just reported yesterday that Jackie Earle Haley was in the running to play Sinestro in Green Lantern, and now it seems that rumor has been shot down for the second time. MTV Movies Blog spoke with the film's director, Martin Campbell, who not only revealed that Haley is not playing Sinestro, but that they're in talks with Mark Strong for the role. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.

"No, that's completely wrong," said Campbell of the persistent rumor, which popped up again recently despite Haley denying any involvement with the Green Lantern movie. "In fact, we're in negotiations with Mark Strong to play Sinestro." RELATED: Lifelong Comic Book Fan Megan Fox Would Love to Join the Marvel or DC Universes

"He's not only a wonderful actor, but he looks like Sinestro," he added. "If you look up old pictures of Sinestro, he's very like him. The Jackie Earle Haley thing, somebody told me about it this morning; I had never heard it before in my life."

CLICK HERE for the site's full piece, including which characters will appear in the film, such as Kilowog, Tomar-Re and Abin Sur.