July 28, 2007 06:05:33 GMT
Tim Blake Nelson is filling in the role of Samuel Sterns aka The Leader in Louis Leterrier's "The Incredible Hulk."
Seems the Abomination won't be the only supervillain the titular hero is set to face in "The Incredible Hulk" for Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios reportedly have cast Tim Blake Nelson to play Samuel Sterns aka The Leader, one of the green goliath's major antagonists, in the project.
In Hulk lore, Sterns was once an ordinary human being with average intelligence who became a menial worker in a chemical research plant. Due to a gamma radiation accident, he then turns into a super-intelligent criminal with an oversized brain housed in a towering cranium using the name of 'The Leader'.
Based on the famous fictional Marvel Comics character, "Incredible Hulk" is currently in production under the direction of Louis Leterrier who is helming from script written by "X-Men: The Last Stand" scribe Zak Penn. A new official site for the flick has just been launched with a synopsis of the film and a link to the "Be in a Marvel movie sweepstakes."