Cheryl Cole could soon be wearing superhero fancy dress in Hollywood, if new reports are anything to go by.

According to the Daily Star, the singer is keen to launch a movie career in the US when she moves there later this year in case she is not asked to be a judge on the country's version of The X Factor.

An unnamed source told the newspaper she knows that a film role could really launch her career across the pond.

"They're focusing on an all-action kick-ass role which would show her off in the best light. She'd look fabulous on-screen in a vampish costume," the mole said.

However, they added something of a back-handed compliment by pointing out that an action role - such as one that could require her to become a superhero or baddie - does not require too much acting ability.

Cheryl may have been disappointed this week by news that Anne Hathaway is to wear Catwoman fancy dress to star in the new Batman film.