Tim Robbins has signed on to appear in Warner Bros’ big screen Green Lantern, but he won’t be taking center stage; the actor will be playing the father of the bad guy.

Robbins will be Senator Hammond, parental figure for Hector Hammond, who will be played by Peter Sarsgaard. Hector Hammond is going to come into contact with an alien meteor and develop all sorts of psychic powers with which to battle Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern. Senator Hammond is a minor role, apparently, so don’t expect a whole ton of screen time for Robbins.

Green Lantern starts shooting in March in New Orleans.

via Heat Vision