Liv Tyler Cast in The Incredible Hulk

Liv Tyler as Betty Ross

Last week it was rumored that Jessica Biel was in line to play Betty Ross in The Incredible Hulk revamp. Well that rumor appears to be unfortunately untrue, as last night it was announced that Liv Tyler (Armageddon) would by taking on the role. Now don’t get me wrong, Tyler is cute. She even has some geek cred from doing The Lord of The Rings flicks. But is she on the level of an Edward Norton? I think not.

The character of Betty Ross first met Bruce Banner, while he was head scientist on her father’s top-secret weapon project, that transformed Banner into The Hulk. Banner tried to keep his condition secret from Betty, which only served to alienate them. Ross was played by Jennifer Connelly in the failed Ang Lee adaptation of The Hulk.

Transporter director Louis Leterrier is at the helm. The movie will be “re-interpreted to be closer to the comic book” than Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk, and will show Bruce Banner’s struggle with the monster within him. Zak Penn (X2, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, Last Action Hero) wrote the script.

Filming is slated to begin in Toronto this summer. The Incredible Hulk will hit theaters on June 13th 2008.

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