The latest Batman casting whisper (originating from Hollywood Report) has Aaron Eckhart in final negotiations to play dual-personality Batvillain Harvey Dent in the sequel to Batman Begins. We wonder if his agent is pressing for double pay.
Dent was, of course, once a chum of Batman, Gotham City's district attorney... until a rather nasty encounter with some acid turned him into an insane crime-lord who chooses to do good or evil on the flip of a coin. Tommy Lee Jones played the character in Batman Forever.
We think this'd be great casting - we love Eckhart's turn as a right bastard in In The Company of Men, and as a right charmer in Thank You For Smoking, so he could clearly pull the role off. Whadda you guys think?