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Hoffman denies claims of playing penguin in Dark Knight sequel

Published: Friday, September 12, 2008, 10:07 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] New York (ANI): Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has denied claims that he will be playing the villainous penguin in Dark Knight sequel. The rumours began of him playing the role began when actor Michael Caine told reporters at the Toronto film festival that Hoffman will be seen portraying the role of 'Penguin' and Johnny Depp as the 'Riddler' in the sequel.

However, Philip denied the claims."No one has talked to me about it - never, It happened, like, five years ago, too. It's a rumour back then and it''s still a rumour," the New York Daily News quoted the actor, as telling MTV.

"I'm more a fan, so the interest of being in it isn't that great, it's more the interest in wanting to see the next one. It's probably better that way ... I don't know if I'd make a good Penguin, to be quite honest," he added.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Like Hoffman, Johnny Depp has also denied being offered the role.

Topics: michael caine, philip seymour hoffman, the dark knight
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