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.
Singleton insists he wants the 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS star over the likes of
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Ving Rhames to play the Marvel comic hero.
If the casting comes off it won't be the first time Tyrese and Singleton
have worked together - Singleton directed the model-turned-actor in 2 Fast 2
Furious, Baby Boy and new movie Four Brothers.
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
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
HUSTLE + FLOW star Terrence Howard is slated to play his arch foe,