Gyllenhaal To Play Shazam?
Reported by Jay Cochran - 05:05 PM 2007.03.14
Executives at Hollywood film studio New Line are desperately trying to sign BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star JAKE GYLLENHAAL as CAPTAIN MARVEL in SHAZAM!
The studio is looking to bid on a big franchise along the lines of BATMAN and SUPERMAN and think the movie, which is based on the DC comic, is the perfect project.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "They're ready to spend up to $200 million (£103 million) to get it started."
Sources say director PETER SEGAL and his fellow producers want to sign the star before SPIDER-MAN director SAM RAIMI can get to him.
Raimi is reportedly on the lookout for a new Spider-Man after current star TOBEY MAGUIRE recently said he is ready to move on and let someone else play the role.