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Volume 3 Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Page 1 of 1

MICHAEL CAINE IS ALFRED

This is from cnn.com

Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine will be stepping into the formal wear of Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler, for director Christopher Nolan in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming installment in the "Batman" franchise.

Caine will join Christian Bale, who plays Wayne, the millionaire playboy by day who is the crime-fighting Caped Crusader by night. The script, which is kept tightly wrapped, has been written by Nolan and David Goyer.

Caine has a pair of supporting actor Oscar wins -- for 1986's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and 1999's "The Cider House Rules."
He most recently starred in New Line's "Secondhand Lions" and will next appear in Sony Pictures Classics' upcoming Holocaust thriller "The Statement."

The character of Alfred, an integral part of the Batman mythos, was played by Michael Gough in the most recent movies, starting with 1989's "Batman" and running up to 1997's "Batman & Robin."

Editor's Note: Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne's trusted butler? Sounds pretty solid.

Batman Casting Call

Christian Bale - Batman
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth