Ain’t It Cool News reported it as rumor yesterday, and now The Hollywood Reporter confirms it: Dick-gifting pop star Justin Timberlake is on the short list of actors being considered by Warner Bros. to play Hal Jordan in next December’s Green Lantern movie (also up for the part: Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper). THR says the studio let its holding deal with the trio expire on Monday, which means they’re free to accept other acting offers, and also probably that WB is as enthusiastic about these three options as we are. So far, the geek reaction to JT’s potential casting has been predictably negative, but we’ll give him credit — his acting was not the worst part of The Love Guru, Southland Tales, or Black Snake Moan.
’Green Lantern’ has three in ring [THR]
JT to get a charge from the GREEN LANTERN? [AICN]