Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard Officially Join ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Roles Revealed
Not playing Alberto Falcone, neither is she playing Ras Al Ghul’s daughter.
Looks like Christopher Nolan is really gunning for an ‘Inception’ cast re-union with his final film in the Batman trilogy. We already have Tom Hardy as the villain Bane and Joseph Gordon-Levitt was always rumored to have joined the film. Now, we have a new member as well as official confirmation on roles.
JGL is NOT playing Alberto Falcone as most people thought, but “John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon”. Cotillard will play “Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.” Joseph playing a cop? That’s a great role to begin with. I really hope too many characters and name faces don’t end up diluting the story which should be key for the final film.
There’s a whole press release and it’s outlined below.
MARION COTILLARD AND JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT CAST IN CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
BURBANK, CA, April 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham. Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster “Inception.”
The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”
Heading the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christopher 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.
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