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Guy Pearce Is An Animal
Set to play a cop in Animal Kingdom

23 October 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Guy Pearce has signed on to star in an Australian crime drama called Animal Kingdom. In it, he will play a cop who helps a 17 year old who becomes involved in a crime family.

Pearce has been busy making hotly anticipated Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road, as well as the comedy Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler.

But he has found time for a return to Oz, with Animal Kingdom, and also a rumoured role in Last Man, about an Australian special forces unit in Vietnam.

Pearce will join fellow Aussies Ben Mendelson (The New World), Joel Edgerton (Smokin' Aces) and veteran actress Jackie Weaver (Picnic At Hanging Rock) for Animal Kingdom. It will be the first feature for director by David Michod and will be part of a group of five films funded by Screen Australia.

Pearce also has the rumour-mills spinning out of control with talk of a hook-up with Memento director Christopher Nolan. Fans are pitching him as a likely candidate for The Riddler in the next Batman outing.

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There was rumours of Johnny Deep to play the Riddler. More

Posted by Theartfuldodger at 13:16 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
You're so right on Nolan! I remember my friends were not so sure about him casting Heath Ledger two years ago. I told them : 'Always trust Nolan'. And they remembered the sentence after watching The Dark Knight. About Gosling, I'd love to see him as The Flash some day, though I've heard rumours on him playing The Green Lantern instead of David Boreanaz. All the same, though I'd love Guy Pearce as the Riddler, we have no idea who Nolan's gonna cast for the Riddler, but we can More

Posted by criderick at 11:16 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

If there is a third Batman film and if there is The Riddler, I bet that Nolan's choice is a surprise. A lot of people in Bat-films have been cast against type: - Gary Oldman usually plays villains, Nolan cast him as the most honest person in the whole series. - Liam Neeson is usually a hero, Nolan cast him as the main baddie who wants to destroy Gotham. - Heath Ledger was known to be a teen idol and he became The Joker. - Cillian Murphy was a young hero-type, he became an insane psychiatrist More

Posted by eruptus at 22:27 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Animal kingdom?
You know you'd rather see Epcot: The Movie first. Also they've already made a Tower of Terror film. Look it up on IMDB, it's even got Kirsten Dunst in it. More

Posted by jamieb1485 at 16:41 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Pearce as the Riddler!!
FUCKING AWESOME piece of casting!! Whoever came up with that should be patted on their hot sweaty burrito covered back! More

Posted by coomi01 at 16:00 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Guy Pearce would be a perfect Riddler! I hope he becomes The Riddler. And I would also suggest John Cusack for Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie adaptation for 2011. He's a brilliant deep actor and kicks and shots better than Keanu Reeves (see Grosse Pointe Blank). Somebody should talk to the producer about this. More

Posted by criderick at 13:49 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

David Tennant as the riddler?
Possibly the worst idea ever. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:26 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

that sounds pretty cool. But Pearce as the Riddler? YES! That is amazing, beaten only by the possibility of David Tennant playing the Riddler. More

Posted by clarkkent at 11:54 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Animal kingdom?
you know for a moment there I thought that disney had green lighted another theme park movie! Although i could think of better ones than Animal Kingdom the movie........Lets have the Tower of Terror fil lol More

Posted by rorymitch at 11:11 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

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