It’s been mooted for a while that Inception actors Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt would re-team with director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises. However, we haven’t really been sure who they would play in the film due to Nolan’s notorious secrecy.
Rumors have been circulating, including Gordon-Levitt playing Alberto Falcone and others saying Cotillard would play Talia al Ghul, but today a press release from Warner Bros. confirmed their casting and reveals their roles in the anticipated sequel. Read the full press release below to find out. (Deadline)
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.
So quite a surprise. Not who we were expecting them to play but still, it’s great to see that they’ll not only be involved in the film, but that they’ll have what seems like prominent roles. Could this be the end of the casting mysteries for the film? Or does Nolan still have a surprise in store for us?
What do you think?