Actors JAKE GYLLENHAAL, CHRISTIAN BALE and JOSHUA JACKSON will battle
fiercely over the next three days to win the coveted role of BATMAN.
The list of potential Caped Crusaders also includes CILLIAN MURPHY, HENRY
CAVILL and EION BAILEY, all of whom will converge at film studio WARNER
BROTHERS in a bid to win over movie bosses.
Gyllenhaal, who was considered as a replacement for TOBEY MAGUIRE in the
currently-shooting SPIDER-MAN sequel, has been working his hardest to maximise
his muscles for the role.
A source at Hollywood's EASTON'S gym says, "He's become quite a regular
over the past few weeks - and you can already see the results. He's pretty
bulky compared to how he was before.
"I'm sure he'd be really disappointed if they gave the role to one of the
other guys after all his hard preparation. You can see he's really determined
to land this one."
Sources say HUGH DANCY, currently shooting DISNEY's KING ARTHUR, may also
test for the role if his schedule permits and he is able to shave the beard
sported by his character GALAHAD.
The movie is expected to go before cameras in February (04).