We already knew that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard had been cast in Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, which comes as no surprise since he worked with both stars in INCEPTION. Back in March we had reported the Joseph might be playing Alberto Falcone (son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, played by Tom Wilkinson in BATMAN BEGINS), but turns out that insider info was incorrect, and we quickly retracted the report. However, it left us to wonder just what exactly would he play in the new film? Today we know. Warner Brothers has sent out a press release regarding both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard’s roles in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and let’s just say neither are shocking characters, but at least now we know what to expect from them in the film. It’s also nice to see an “official” release of info by WB. Check out the info below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.
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.