Cruise and Holmes could head down under

Los Angeles: Katie Holmes and her new beau Tom Cruise could be heading to Australia for a working holiday. Holmes, with her long brunette locks, is one of Hollywood’s top candidates to play Wonder Woman in producer Joel Silver’s film about the sexy superhero. Silver has earmarked Australia as the likely shoot location for the big-budget project and Holmes says if the script is good, she might be interested in donning the red, white and blue costume and bullet-reflecting bracelets. “I’d have to read it,” Holmes said while promoting her new film, another big-budget comic adaptation, ‘Batman Begins’. As a child growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Holmes said she idolised Wonder Woman, the superhero brought to life by actress Lynda Carter in the 1970s television series. “I was part of the majority of little girls that loved Wonder Woman,” Holmes said. Hollywood-based Silver, whose films have made more than $US5 billion ($A6.6 billion) worldwide, says Australia is his favourite place to shoot. In recent years he made the ‘Matrix’ trilogy, ‘House of Wax’ and ‘Ghost Ship’ in Australia. — AP