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Considering the amount of space in this article dedicated to Jessica Simpson and the forever stalled new SUPERMAN feature, isn't it only a matter of time before we can throw both into the same pile and declare that the singer/ reality actress in the running for Lois Lane? She's pretty much up for every other role in Hollywood and Supes has been linked to everybody except her and Pauly Shore. In case you didn't know...

The Hollywood Reporter has just officially announced that McG is not directing the man in tights. IGN Filmforce is going the extra mile to say that X-MEN director, Bryan Singer has met with the necessary people to talk about taking over the project. As for the cast, long time favorite to star as Clark Kent, Henry Cavill is reportedly not going to headline the film due to his involvement with Singer's LOGAN'S RUN. The latest name to be attached to the role is Jesus Christ himself. Jim Caviezel, who played Cavill's dad in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (this is getting confusing), has apparently cut to the head of the long, long rumor line that includes Scarlett Johansson for Lois Lane and Johnny Depp for Lex Luthor. As for the all important role of Jimmy Olsen, Superhero Hype is reporting via USA Today that Shia LaBeouf recently read the script. Don't hold your breath though. Sources are saying that LaBeouf's interview for the role was held with a now dismissed McG. Anyhoo, this could be your SUPERMAN cast if the internet is to be trusted.

Entertainment Tonight stated earlier this week that Jessica Simpson has nailed down the role of Daisy Duke in the upcoming big screen version of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD. Nothing new there for the rumor mill, but the other roles Jesse has her sights set on are right up my alley. Dark Horizons is reporting "...Producers were impressed with a small audition tape that the singer-actress sent them upon request, and will possibly give her a small role in the 3rd "X-Men" movie as a lounge-singer, to introduce the character of Dazzler, in hopes to extend the character's role in future films". Anyone else think that the only reason the makers of this film are considering the insertion of Dazzler into this franchise is the fact that Jessica Simpson looks like she was born for the role? It seems she might also be up for adding the title of Bond Girl to her resume too. Stay tuned.

Sticking with the superhero theme, Batman On Film is reporting and Clint over at Moviehole is confirming that Lachy Hulme might be up for the role of a young Joker in the next BATMAN film (that being the sequel to BATMAN BEGINS). Says Clint, "Lachy ["The Matrix Revolutions"] would love to play the role, but stresses that he hasn't been made an offer yet. "I got the heads up from my LA manager that WB have been kicking my pitiful name around for the Joker role in the Begins sequel. It is a role that I would desperately love, but it's way too early for internet rumours to be flying", he says. Obviously not Lachy since you just made your way to this article.

Sharon Stone has apparently put plans to sue the producers of BASIC INSTINCT 2 on hold. Now she's going to star in it. She was suing producers for $19 million over the collapse of the sequel, but said last week a settlement had been reached. Moviehole adds that the actress is demanding her clothes and jewellery from the film, presidential hotel suites, three nannies, two assistants, a maid and a 24-hour bodyguard. Michael Douglas is attached to the project.

Rob dropped in to let us know about the info regarding the Wachowski Brothers' possible next project over at Insomnia Mania. PLASTIC MAN!?! "If this gets the green light we may expect a release of 2005 or 2006?! No cards have been put down on the table, however it looks like the Wachowski Brothers' script reads like a PG-13 movie. Warner Brothers and Amblin Entertainment remain involved in the project, it could also spread over to DreamWorks Pictures." They go on to throw a couple names on the fire, one of them obviously being Jim Carrey since he is in fact, made of plastic, and the other being Bruce Campbell. Bruce is getting up there in years but a role like this would do wonders for the iconic cult fave. From the looks of Alex Ross' art, Bruce already has the part.

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