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Warner Bros. confirms THE DARK KNIGHT RISES roles for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 19th, 2011

The day has finally come, Warner Bros. has finally confirmed not only the casting of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, but the studio has also confirmed their roles, putting to rest months of speculation.

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." So, she sounds like a possible love interest. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose role has been the subject of endless rumor, will "play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon." Which is something that sounds...not awesome? Being not hugely knowledgeable on the Batman mythos, I wonder if this is not a bit of misdirection and that "John Blake" may not possibly turn into someone else. A cursory Google search turns up nada, so Batman fans, I throw to you. What do you think of these roles?

Check out the official press release from Warner Bros. after the break. And, please, let fly in those comments.

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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