Caviezel Wants Superman Role

LATEST: JIM CAVIEZEL is struggling to land the lead role in the new SUPERMAN movie - because director BRYAN SINGER wants an unknown actor.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST heart-throb admits he is in talks to star in SUPERMAN RETURNS - but looks set to miss out because he's too famous.

Caviezel tells American website IESB.COM, "It appeals to me a great deal, but I haven't seen a script yet.

"I like to play iconic characters, and I see the role of Superman as a big responsibility. Playing Superman would be a great challenge.

"I have had no direct, face-to-face talks with Bryan Singer. All talking has been done through mediators."

But Singer recently told AIN'T-IT-COOL.COM, "James Caviezel is a wonderful actor. But I'm committed to casting an unknown."

Caviezel, meanwhile, knows if he manages to persuade Singer to change his mind, he could never outdo the original Superman, CHRISTOPHER REEVE - who passed away on Sunday (10OCT04).

He says, "Christopher Reeve is the greatest Superman ever in my mind.

"The original movies transcend what is common in film because they mix comedy and drama so well."

14/10/2004 17:23

Contactmusic

Tags: Jim Caviezel - Superman - Bryan Singer - The Passion Of The Christ

Advertisement

More Jim Caviezel

Reviews Round-Up: When The Game Stands Tall

Out in cinemas this weekend is an inspirational sports movie entitled When The Game Stands Tall, based on the true story of an extraordinary American...

Escape Plan Movie Review

You know not to expect something deep and meaningful when a movie stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and indeed this is pretty much what we expect:...

Advertisement

Escape Plan Trailer

Ray Breslin is an expert in structural-security and has been able to break out of every prison he has been placed in using highly skilled...

Outlander Trailer

Watch the trailer for OutlanderSet in 709 AD, Outlander is the story of a 2 aliens who land on earth, one is called Kainan, he...

The Count Of Monte Cristo Movie Review

The latest big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" has such a conspicuously clean Hollywood ending that, even though I've never...

Advertisement

Comments

Jim Caviezel Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jim Caviezel

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All