By Adam B. Vary
Updated March 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do With It, Waiting to Exhale) is joining the cast of Green Lantern as Dr. Amanda Waller, a prominent character in the DC Comics universe, according to Variety. The film, currently filming in New Orleans, stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular superhero, as well as Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), and Blake Lively (The CW’s Gossip Girl). Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is directing.