13:30 29 June 2005
Justin Timberlake has been tipped to play the next 'Batman' villain.
The pop heartthrob, who is currently pursuing a Hollywood acting career, is reportedly favourite to play evil Two-Face in the follow-up movie to 'Batman Begins', which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.
A source revealed: "Justin would be a perfect choice. He is getting more and more into a film career alongside his music one."
Despite his clean-cut image, the former boyband star has already proved he can play dark characters - by his portrayal of a foul-mouthed drug dealer in the upcoming movie 'Alpha Dog'.
The film - which also stars Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone - is based on the true life story of drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood, who was suspected of kidnapping and killing a 15-year-old boy in 2000.
Justin plays Hollywood's pot-selling friend Frankie Ballenbacher.
The singer, who is romancing Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz, won the role after impressing movie bosses with his film debut, 'Edison', in which he plays a young journalist who helps uncover corruption in a specialised police squad.
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