*Angela Bassett has signed on to co-star in director Martin Campbell’s “Green Lantern,” which is currently shooting in New Orleans for Warner Bros.

The actress will play Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent who’s a staple of the DC Comics series. According to the Web site Coming Soon, “there’s a good chance that she’s being introduced to set-up the proposed Suicide Squad movie announced last year.”

Bassett joins a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong, Taika Waititi and Temuera Morrison.