Wednesday, December 10, 2003
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This is from variety.com
Warner Bros. is zeroing in on Katie Holmes for the female lead of its next Batman film.
Holmes has been offered the role, subject to a screen test with Christian Bale that will be
conducted by director Christopher Nolan. While Nolan considered many young actresses to play
Batman's love interest Rachel, Holmes is the only actress who will do a screen test. It is
considered likely that a deal will follow shortly after.
Holmes would be the third cast. Nolan, who came aboard the film with his producing partner Emma Thomas, first set Christian
Bale as the Caped
Crusader, and recently began negotiating with Michael Caine to play his butler, Alfred.
"28 Days Later" star Cillian Murphy has landed the role of one of the Caped Crusader's villains in the fifth installment of
Warner Bros.' "Batman" franchise. The young Irish actor would become the fourth thesp cast in the Christopher Nolan-helmed
project that stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.
Editor's Note: Cillian Murphy is another solid casting choice, nothing negative there. But Katie Holmes in a Batman film?
We'll have to wait and see about her.