Peter Sarsgaard is in negotiations to play the villain in the Martin (Casino Royale) Campbell-directed Green Lantern movie, reports Heat Vision .
Sarsgaard, who was recently seen in An Education, will play Dr Hector Hammond, the pathologist son of a senator who is seen as a disappointment in his father's eyes, who gains super powers when exposed to a mysterious meteor. The character is from the Green Lantern Comics, first appearing in 1961.
Sarsgaard joins Ryan Reynolds who's playing Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern and Blake Lively, who plays Jordan’s love interest Carol Ferris. The film is due for a JUne 2011 release.