Michael Caine eyes literary future

Updated: Oct 15, 2010, 13:39 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood veteran Michael Caine is planning to write a novel after he completes the next `Batman` film.

The-77-year-old Oscar-winner says he is sick of lawyers telling him that he cannot write about certain things in his autobiography and wants freedom as a writer.

Caine just released his second autobiography `The Elephant to Hollywood`, and he has promised his fans that his next book will be a work of fiction, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"I love writing so much that once I`m finished with Batman, I`m going to write fiction.

"When I was writing my first book, I talked with Kirk Douglas, who had written one of his own. I told him that the lawyers were always saying, `You can`t say that or you`ll get
sued`. He said to me, `Write fiction, Michael. You can tell the truth.` Isn`t that a great line?"

The actor, best known for his performances in `Alfie`, `The Italian Job`, `Hannah and Her Sisters`, `The Cider House Rules` and `Batman` franchise, has appeared in over hundred Hollywood films. His most recent role was Leonardo DiCapiro`s mentor in Cristopher Nolan`s heist movie `Inception`.