Hollywood star Brad Pitt has reportedly signed to star as CAPTAIN AMERICA in a new movie about the comic book hero.

Tinseltown bosses want the film to emulate the success of recent comic adaptations Spider-Man and The Hulk.

According to reports, Pitt - who is currently filming historical epic Troy - is due to begin shooting Captain American next year (04).

He says, "I wanted to make an all-out family movie - something that all ages can go to.

"And as a child it was my favourite comic."

Meanwhile, the studio grapevine also claims Pitt is keen to reprise his role as an Irish gypsy in a follow-up to Guy Ritchie's 2000 gangster movie SNATCH.

07/07/2003 13:25