Although fans might prefer to see Justin Timberlake in the upcoming Green Lantern flick, he isn't being considered for the role.
Despite a report in Hollywood Reporter that claimed the singer was in the running for the lead role in the DC Comics adaptation, he didn't make it through preliminary screen tests, a source tells Usmagazine.com.
Instead, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto are the three finalists for the part.
And the three actors being considered have something besides the potential part in common.
"It's actually quite funny in the sense that all three of those men have been linked to Scarlett Johansson," a source on the film tells Usmagazine.com. "Ryan is married to her, Bradley had an affair with her in He's Just Not That Into You, and Jared had a fling with her."
The source also tells Us the character of Hal Jordan -- a role producers have been looking to fill for five months -- will likely go to Reynolds.
"Ryan Reynolds is going to be cast," the source says. "He's as good as got the job. They are literally just waiting to sign contracts and get all the final details tied up, but the role is his."
A spokesperson for Timberlake had no comment.
Green Lantern is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2011.