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Malkovich Prepares to Go Green in "Spider-Man"

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The ever-eccentric John Malkovich is considering an offer to become the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" movie, says The Hollywood Reporter. Nicholas Cage was originally considered for the villainous role, but Mr. "Gone in 60 Seconds" bailed on the project because he was too busy filming yet another action movie (John Woo's "Windtalkers"). Expect Cage to be hospitalized for self-inflicted ass-kicking wounds after "Spider-Man" is released and Malkovich steals the show.

In other Spidey casting news, says that Kate Hudson may be joining the production. This comes as a surprise because Julia Stiles has been rumored for the Mary Jane role. Hudson may be a more viable choice because of the positive buzz she's earning for her performance in Cameron Crowe's upcoming "Almost Famous." Then again, Hudson may play a different character, allowing Stiles to be Mary Jane and promptly tossing my "viability" theory in the crapper.

Posted by Mac on September 12, 2000 02:44 PM
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