Source: Hollywood Reporter Jennifer Connelly has been cast as Betty Ross, the female lead and love interest in Ang Lee's The Hulk. Connelly, who turned down a role in Dreamworks' American remake of The Ring for the part, joins Australian actor Eric Bana (Chopper) who will be playing the role of Dr. Bruce Banner. Early word is that Nick Nolte is eyeing the role of the villain 'Thunderball'. The Hulk is expected to hit theaters in Summer 2003. --- Holy moley. Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man?? Jennifer Connelly in The Hulk??? I've died and gone to super hero heaven!