Friday, 21 January 2011


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, the forthcoming Batman movie by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan will feature the American actress Anne Hathaway as 'Catwoman', reports the UK's Independent newspaper. Hathaway will be the first actress to play the Gotham City villain since Michelle Pfeiffer took on the role for 'Batman Returns'.

There has been intense speculation in recent weeks as to which villains would feature in the new movie and who would be cast, but in a statement Wednesday (19th January 2011) 40-year-old Nolan said, "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". The director also confirmed that 'Inception' star Tom Hardy will star as 'Bane', a villain that previously appeared in the 1997 movie 'Batman & Robin', he added, "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".

Christian Bale will once again play 'The Caped Crusader' and Sir Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman are all expected to reprise their roles from the acclaimed 2008 movie 'Batman: The Dark Knight'.

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