Film-maker John Singleton has given former model TYRESE GIBSON some good news as he recovers from a near-fatal car crash - he's the director's choice to star in new comic book adaptation LUKE CAGE.
But Gibson faces an uphill struggle to land the part - a car blaze in June (05) has left the hunk with eye damage, a number of injuries and a severe loss of muscle.
Singleton tells MTV NEWS, "He's got to work out and keep in shape for that. We got to get him in the gym."
Gang member Cage was Marvel's first black hero in 1972. After breaking out of jail, where he was serving time for a crime he didn't commit, Cage becomes a vigilante and fights crime using super powers he picks up from a medical experiment gone wrong.
HUSTLE + FLOW star Terrence Howard is slated to play his arch foe, DIAMONDBACK.26/07/2005 09:08