EXCLUSIVE: Mariah Carey is in talks for the role of Commissioner Gordon in The Lego Batman Movie, Warner Bros’ spinoff of The Lego Movie. Studio’s trying to keep everything under wraps, but sources say that Carey will join Ralph Fiennes (Alfred the Butler), Will Arnett (Batman), Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl) and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker). Not sure if Commissioner Gordon will sing, but it’s nice to know the character can, if called on.
Carey earlier this year aligned herself to a Christmas themed movie pitch that New Line pre-emptively bought from RatPac Entertainment, writers David Diamond and David Weissman and producer Jon Shestack. They’re working on it and Carey will star in the yuletide themed pic, a natural for her. She wrote and performed “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” a 1994 tune that has sold more than 14 million copies globally to become the biggest holiday perennial in recent memory and the biggest international hit of Carey’s career. Her past screen credits include the Lee Daniels-directed Precious. She’s repped by UTA and WickedCatt Productions.