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Tim Robbins: father of all evil.

At least that's what it looks like for the upcoming, big-screen adaptation of 'The Green Lantern'.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Robbins has signed on to play Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of Peter Sarsgaard's Dr. Hector Hammond. In the film, Hector turns to villainy after developing psychic powers --and an enlarged cranium -- which he then uses to control others' minds.

Currently, the film is scheduled for a March production date. Tim Robbins: father of all evil.

At least that's what it looks like for the upcoming, big-screen adaptation of 'The Green Lantern'.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Robbins has signed on to play Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of Peter Sarsgaard's Dr. Hector Hammond. In the film, Hector turns to villainy after developing psychic powers --and an enlarged cranium -- which he then uses to control others' minds.

Currently, the film is scheduled for a March production date.

This is just the latest bit of casting news for 'The Green Lantern', one that may raise a few eyebrows for those who like to play the numbers game. The reason: Robbins, 51, is just 13 years older than Sarsgaard in real-life.

Martin Campell ('Edge of Darkness') will direct the film, which stars Ryan Reynolds (not Nathan Fillion) as Hal Jordan, the first earthling inducted into the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps. Blake Lively ('Gossip Girl') will play Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris.

This isn't the first comic book adaptation for Robbins. That came in 1986, when he played a janitor in the onscreen version of 'Howard the Duck'. We're guessing his role in this highly-anticipated 2011 release is a bit of an upgrade.