Christian Bale the next Batman
Oooh! Christian is a hottie, the only thing i remember him from though is American Phsyco, anyway here and article.
Christian Bale Answers Bat Signal
Christian Bale will be the next Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman movie, Warner Bros. Pictures announced today.
The latest of the Dark Knight's adventures is scripted by David Goyer, who also wrote big-screen adaptations for the "Blade" trilogy, and Christopher Nolan, who will also direct.
Says Nolan, "What I see in Christian is the ultimate embodiment of Bruce Wayne. He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."
The film will follow the early career of the Caped Crusader, which is why Warner Bros. had searched among the younger Hollywood set to find their crime-fighting star. Bale beat out fellow Batman contenders Jake Gyllenhaal, Joshua Jackson and Cillian Murphy, among others.
Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Bros. Pictures says, "Now that we've found the best person to play Batman, we are really looking forward to moving ahead with the rest of our casting, and are excited about the exceptional group we are assembling."
Emma Thomas will produce the film, which is expected to begin shooting in early 2004.
Bale first drew critical attention for his starring role in "Empire of the Sun." Since then, he has bolstered his resume of dark and dramatic roles by starring in "Little Women," "Portrait of a Lady," "Metroland," "American Psycho" and "Laurel Canyon."
The 29-year-old actor just wrapped "The Machinist," in which he stars as a lathe-operator who is dying of a peculiar insomnia.