Anne Hathaway to play Selina Kyle in Batman 3; Tom Hardy is Bane
Warner Bros. has announced Anne Hathaway (“Love and Other Drugs”) has signed on to play Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The news release specifically didn’t say Catwoman, though in the comics Selina Kyle is Catwoman.
The release went on to add that the previously announced Tom Hardy would play the villain known as Bane.
Click past the cut for the full news release.
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.
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