Another day, another Batman casting rumor! In the wake of murmurs that Philip Seymour Hoffman could be the next Penguin and Johnny Depp (not Brian Austin Green) may play The Riddler, the latest scuttlebutt concerns Batman foe Catwoman — and let's just say this casting choice ain't Angelina. No, according to the British press, 62-year-old Cher is in talks with director Christopher Nolan to add the comic-book role to an acting repertoire that already includes gypsies, tramps, and thieves. Says the Daily Telegraph:
A studio executive said: "Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years. "The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations."Riddle us this, Daily Telegraph: can casting rumors really commence before Nolan has even turned in his first draft? The British paper claims The Caped Crusader will start shooting in Vancouver early next year, another unlikely idea since Nolan has so effectively staked his Gotham City in Chicago. Still, the idea of Cher as Catwoman sounds just wild enough to work; we can't wait for Christian Bale to begin talking in his husky Batman voice only to receive a slap from an angry Catwoman, snarling, "Snap out of it!"
- Cher 'to play Catwoman' in next Batman film [Telegraph]