Adrien Brody has put his name forward to play THE JOKER in the next Batman film - making him the latest in a long list of actors linked to the coveted role.

The Oscar-winning star is keen to play The Joker in the follow-up to BATMAN BEGINS.

Other actors under consideration for the role made famous by Jack Nicholson reportedly include Sean Penn, Sam Rockwell, Paul Bettany and Michael Keaton.

Brody says, "I would love to play The Joker. I think he would be deformed and creepier."