Jon Tenney (The Closer) is set to play Hal Jordan’s father, test pilot Martin H. Jordan, in the upcoming ‘Green Lantern’ movie.
“The Closer’s letting me shoot off in June a little bit, and I’m doing a little picture called Green Lantern, and that will be fun!” Tenney said. “Ryan Reynolds is the Green Lantern, and when he is a young boy, like 11, I’m his father. I’m Hal Jordan’s dad. I’m very excited – it’s incredible company.” When asked about the script, he added “Well, it’s under lockdown, that script. It’s very, very secretive. They’re only releasing sections of it, so they’re keeping everybody in the dark. What I’ve read is amazing. And Green Lantern was one of my favorite comic book characters as a kid.”
The film, directed by Martin Campbell, is currently shooting in New Orleans for a June 17, 2011 release.