Justin Timberlake has been hotly tipped to play the next 'Batman' villain.

The pop heartthrob, who is currently trying to launch 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 pursuing a film career alongside his music one".Despite his clean-cut image, the former boyband star has already proved he can play dark characters - he portrays 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-boy in 2000.Justin plays Hollywood's pot-selling friend Frankie Ballenbacher - and sources recently claimed his bosses are worried the gritty role will affect his pin-up reputation.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, aided by an older reporter played by Morgan Freeman, who uncovers corruption in a specialised police squad.

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