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Deadline reports that Anne Hathaway has been officially cast as Selina Kyle in Warner Bros. Picture uber-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. Additionally, Tom Hardy's long speculated role in the film has been revealed as ... BANE.
Hathaway will bring Kyle, and more than likely, CATWOMAN back to the big screen for the first time since 2004's abysmal Halle Berry starrer. As for Bane, he hasn't graced the screen since 1997's Batman and Robin and I'm sure that this version will be better (if not necessarily bigger).
Read on below for the official release from Deadline:
BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”
In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.