Date: 15th June 2007

Hurt 'joins Incredible Hulk'

William Hurt is to join the cast of the upcoming Incredible Hulk film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 57-year-old will play General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, a military man who has devoted his life to capturing the comic book character.

He is also the father of Betty Ross - the love interest of the Hulk's human alter-ego, Bruce Banner.

Liv Tyler has been signed to play Betty, while Britain's Tim Roth has been cast as villainous Emil Blonsky, aka The Abomination.

Edward Norton will play the title role in the Universal Pictures film, set to be released in June 2008.

The film, which follows Ang Lee's 2003 blockbuster Hulk, will be directed by Louis Leterrier.

Source: Press Release