Edward Norton to star in The Incredible Hulk

MUMBAI: Two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton has signed on to play Bruce Banner, who transforms into Marvel’s renowned, larger-than-life Super Hero, The Hulk in Marvel Studios’ new big screen adaptation of The Incredible Hulk.


The film, which is being directed by Louis Leterrier and distributed by Universal Pictures, is scheduled to release on 13 June, 2008.


“Edward Norton is a rare talent and one of the most versatile actors in the business. His ability to transform into a particular role makes him the ideal choice to take on the character of Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Edward is perfectly suited to bring one of the most popular and important Marvel icons to the big screen in a new and exciting way,” said Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige.


The story unfolds when the pursuit for The Hulk – the world’s most misunderstood, primal force of fury – heats up, finding Bruce Banner on the run attempting to cure his condition before his pursuers capture him.


Filming is slated to begin in Toronto this summer.


The Incredible Hulk film is being produced by Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige and will be executive produced by Jim Van Wyck, David Maisel, Ari Arad and Stan Lee. Mr. Norton is represented by Brian Swardstrom of Endeavor.


Universal Pictures will distribute the film domestically and in various international territories.