Moviehole is reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote, Mission Impossible III, Boogie Nights) is one of the top names being considered for the role of The Penguin in the follow-up to this year's very excellent Batman Begins. Here's the scoop:
"I live in the Rochester, NY area, which is where Philip Seymour Hoffman grew up," a scooper tells the site, continuing "The media has been covering his Golden Globe nomination for CAPOTE, and in a recent interview with his old high school drama teacher (who remains close to him) on a local news program, she confirmed that Hoffman has been in talks to take on The Penguin in the upcoming BATMAN sequel and is very interested in the role."
Now that's good casting. Why? Because Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the single most creepy actors, and would be absolutely perfect. They could completely do away with any of that Danny DeVito make-up, and just make the character a complete creep, and it would totally work. (via The Movie Blog)