Leahy to Act in Batman Flick

He won't be in tights
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2007 2:25 AM CDT
In this photo provided by CBS, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, July 28, 2007. (AP Photo/CBS Face the Nation, Karin Cooper)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, a long-time Batman aficionado, will play a role in the upcoming Batman movie, "The Dark Knight." And while President Bush and some members of the GOP may think he has the title role, he plays only a small part as a "distinguished gentleman." The movie will be released in 2008.

Leahy is donating his earnings from the film to a library in his home state. The senator was uncharacteristically silent about his part in the film saying only, "I don't wear tights."