Edward Norton has been cast to star as Bruce Banner in the upcoming film Incredible Hulk.
The film, directed by Louis Leterrier, will be released by Universal Pictures on June 13, 2008. The film’s focus will begin by following Banner on the run, as he tries to avoid capture just long enough to cure his condition. The script was written by Zak Penn, who worked previously on other Marvel films X-Men 1 and 2, Fantastic Four and Elektra.
“Edward Norton is a rare talent and one of the most versatile actors in the business,” Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige said in a statement. “His ability to transform into a particular role makes him the ideal choice to take on the character of Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Edward is perfectly suited to bring one of the most popular and important Marvel icons to the bigscreen in a new and exciting way.”