Two-time Academy Award winner William Hurt (A History of Violence, The Good Shepherd) has joined the all-star cast of Marvel Studios' The Incredible Hulk, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Zak Penn wrote the latest big-screen adventure of the green goliath, which Universal Pictures is distributing.

The movie, which Louis Leterrier is directing, sees Bruce Banner/Hulk on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure the condition that turns him into a monster. Hurt will play Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, the man who has dedicated his life to capturing the Hulk -- and who also is the father of Banner's love interest, Betty Ross.

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Hurt joins The Incredible Hulk which already has an impressive cast of two-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton, who is playing Banner, Liv Tyler as Betty and Tim Roth as villain Emil Blonsky/the Abomination.