Friday, December 12, 2008

Rachel Weisz?

There's not much reason to believe this is true, since E!'s Ted Casablanca seems to be more about who's sleeping with who than getting actual inside information about the business end of things. But he had a story yesterday that Rachel Weisz is the likely choice to play Catwoman:
Weisz, thank heaven, according to insiders who are currently working on the Warner's production, which hasn't even been officially announced yet. But Weisz's name is so early on, not even Weisz's publicist claims to have knowledge of the casting notion. "Tell them to call her agent!" Weisz's rep screamed.
I briefly mentioned her as a possibility way back here, and I'm not any more sure about her now than I was then. I can definitely picture her in the outfit, but that's just because she's a fine looking woman. I can see her as Selina out of costume, too. What I can't picture is her posing a physical threat to Batman, or running along rooftops, or any of that stuff. It's a tall order to find someone who fits every aspect of the character, and maybe if Weisz is cast she'll surprise me. But I won't worry too much about it unless this rumor starts to gain momentum.

Casablanca followed up later in this article, repeating the Weisz/Catwoman rumor, and said that Batman 3 with Christopher Nolan directing is pretty much on, which I certainly hope is true:
Despite some recent interviews in which he down-played the possibility of returning as director again, Christopher Nolan (who helmed Knight) will for sure be back directing the third flick, we're assured by a production mole. Christian Bale will obviously rejoin his director pal, and we're very pleased to report that he'll be playing a "sexier" Bruce Wayne. This is heaven-sent news, as, let's face it, Bale couldn't have looked any more constipated in that last flick....

By the by, even though Warners did not comment on any of the above movie talk, additional studio sources did confirm it's certainly "expected" Bale and Nolan will be back, pending a script which is being written as we gossip

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