Hollywood Producer Interested in Daily News

The man behind Man of Steel throws his name in the mix.

jonpeters_lJon Peters – a former Sony Pictures exec who produced hits like Rain Man, Batman and Man of Steel – might be the latest suitor for The New York Daily News.

The New York Post reports that Peters had wanted his name to stay a secret, but word got out anyway. If he is indeed interested, Peters joins three others vying for the Daily News —  John Catsimatidis, Jimmy Finkelstein and James Dolan.

William Stadiem, a screenwriter and lawyer, had a hilarious take on Peters’ supposed desire to buy the tabloid. “I think that is insane,” he told the Post. “He’s barely ever read a newspaper.” So there’s that.

The Daily News is likely to name the winning bidder in about two weeks. Hold on to your hats.