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Box-Office Catnip: Ashley Judd Joins Catwoman

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Ashley Judd will contribute to the Greater Gotham Beautification Project by starring in an upcoming "Catwoman" film, reports Variety.

Coupled with two in-development "Batman" projects — "Batman: Year One" and "Batman Beyond" — "Catwoman" is part of an effort by Warner Brothers to rejuvenate its lumbering "Batman" franchise. While "Batman: Year One" and "Batman Beyond" will explore alternate storylines and psychological angles, "Catwoman" is a brazen attempt to entice moviegoers with a leather-clad Judd. Since that Judd is neither Wynona nor the Judd matriarch, "Catwoman" is poised for success.

While it isn't mentioned in the Variety article, "Catwoman" will probably be a post-strike production. If Judd is smart she'll use the downtime to hone her feline skills, especially since her performance will be set against the slinky perfection Michelle Pfeiffer summoned as Catwoman in 1992's "Batman Returns."

Posted by Mac on April 2, 2001 05:11 PM
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