Christian Bale found himself at the center of a torrent of negative publicity after audio surfaced of him angrily ranting on the set of the 2009 action movie Terminator Salvation. But the Oscar-winning actor has done a lot to change improve his image since then, including his recent gesture to an 8-year-old boy battling cancer.
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A family-friendly live theatrical adaptation of Batman is being developed for the stage.
According to a item featured in The Hollywood Reporter on Monday, the proposed show is described as neither a musical nor a Broadway show but rather a touring production targeted at children and families.
Alan Burnett, the scribe ehind various animated Batman and Superman TV series, is penning the script for the show, which could hit the road as early as 2012.
Charlize Theron is all set to don the skin tight catsuit as she plays Catwoman in the upcoming follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2008 film The Dark Knight.
The South African actress, who won a Best Actress Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003 film Monster, was overjoyed to learn that she has joned high profile contenders Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie as one of the stars up for the coveted role previously played by Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, and Halle Berry.
“That’s kick-ass news…. I think what has happened to that franchise is amazing. CHRIS NOLAN is a genius. I would be an idiot to not consider that part,” Charlize told The Daily Express this week.
Megan Fox has reportedly inked a deal to play Catwoman alongside Christian Bale and Michael Caine in the upcoming Batman film.
If a report from British tabloid The Sun is to be believed, the brunette stunner will follow in the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer (1992) and Halle Berry (2003) when she slips into the sleek catsuit for the role of the feline vixen in director Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to 2008′s box office smash The Dark Knight.
Megan is also a favorite to play Lara Croft – the role made famous by Angelina Jolie – in a new Tomb Raider movie.
Shooting for the film is expected to begin next year for a 2011 box office opening.
Chace Crawford wants to play the Caped Crusader.
The Gossip Girl actor would love to follow in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and most recently Christian Bale to star as Batman on the big screen.
Chace, 23, says: “I’d absolutely love to go into movies. ‘Gossip Girl’ is a very good platform for everyone on the show. If I could play anyone it’d probably be Batman.”