In the “Oh God, Please Say It Ain’t So” Dept….
Industry insiders are saying that legendary Oscar-winning actress/singer Cher, 62, is in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan.
If so, Cher will step into a role last played by Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer and join a cast that reportedly includes Johnny Depp as The Riddler.
"Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman,” says one studio executive. “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."
Filming is due to begin in Vancouver early next year on what is being tentatively titled The Caped Crusader.
Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight has become the most successful of the Batman movies, heading towards the $530 million mark worldwide.