Cat Call for Kidman

Nicole Kidman would be purr-fect to play the crime-fighting superheroine Catwoman, Warner Bros. reportedly thinks.

The studio is courting the much-in-demand saucy Aussie -- expected to be nominated next week for an Oscar as Best Actress for The Hours -- to star in the Batman spinoff, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Catwoman is one of several Batman projects currently in development at Warner, including one that would reunite Memento star Guy Pearce and director Chris Nolan, as well as another by director Darren Aronofsky.

Kidman previously played Dr. Chase Meridian in 1995's Batman Forever, opposite Val Kilmer's Caped Crusader.