LOS ANGELES: â€˜Batman Beginsâ€™ has begun. A new movie about the origins of the Caped Crusader started filming in Iceland, with â€˜American Psychoâ€™ actor Christian Bale starring as the shadowy vigilante who protects Gotham City from psychotic villains. Filming will then move to London and Chicago.
The film is directed by â€˜Mementoâ€™ filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and co-stars Michael Caine as Bruce Wayneâ€™s trusted butler, Alfred. Gary Oldman will play Lt James Gordon, a younger version of the character most fans know as Commissioner Gordon.
The cast also includes Katie Holmes as one of Wayneâ€™s childhood friends, Liam Neeson as Batmanâ€™s mentor, Morgan Freeman as a disgruntled employee and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Raâ€™s Al Ghul. â€” AP