Caviezel Interested in Playing Superman

The Associated Press has a new article on the Superman movie which talks about one interested actor, the current status of the project and debunks the rumor that Christopher Reeve is involved with the film. Here are several clips…

James Caviezel starred in the Biblical version of that story in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” Could he play out that premise again under different circumstances? Say, the comic-book version, with blue tights and a cape?

Caviezel’s manager, Beverly Dean, is familiar with the rumor, but calls it speculation.

“Would he like to do it? He loves Superman,” she told The Associated Press. “But the truth is there has been no offer, the script isn’t even finished – but absolutely he’d be interested.”

Bryan Singer, who directed the “X-Men” movies, took over the “Superman” project last month, refueling the rumor machine. He is currently at work on a script, and Warner Bros. says he hasn’t begun the casting process, although it must start soon to make the target 2006 release date.

Reeve’s spokesman said the actor, who has made several guest appearances on “Smallville,” is not involved in any way with the new “Superman” movie, despite Internet rumors to the contrary. Reeve has not seen a screenplay or discussed the project with the studio, and had no comment on who could be his successor.

Hit the link above for the full article, which also says Matt Damon is not interested in the role.

Source: Associated Press