May 4, 2007 - Marvel Studios confirmed Liv Tyler has signed on to The Incredible Hulk. Louis Leterrier is set to direct the film with Edward Norton onboard as Dr Bruce Banner aka The Hulk. Tyler will play Bruce's lovetime love interest, Betty Ross.
In a press release announcing Tyler as Betty, Marvel Studios' President of Production Kevin Feige said, "Liv is not only a classic Hollywood beauty, but an undeniable talent. Her roles in such blockbusters as The Lord of the Rings and indie favorites like Stealing Beauty have helped her develop a unique blend of dramatic and action-adventure experience that are perfectly suited for taking on Betty Ross. We believe the chemistry between her and Edward Norton will explode on screen, adding another compelling dimension to the film."
Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige are producing the film with Jim Van Wyck, David Maisel, Ari Arad and Stan Lee executive producing. Filming is expected to start this summer. Universal Pictures will launch The Incredible Hulk in theaters on June 13, 2008.
The Incredible Hulk - Official Synopsis
As Betty Ross, Tyler will take on the lead female role. Ross is a scientist and has been Bruce Banner’s key ally in the quest to rid himself of the Hulk. Bruce’s condition has immensely complicated their longtime romance and has finally forced Betty to try to put the past behind her. The new movie’s story unfolds when the pursuit of 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. This chase is something that Betty cannot ignore – sweeping her right back into Bruce’s life and the heart-pounding action that follows.
Source: Marvel Entertainment, Inc