Casting for the upcoming “Batman” installment, the last in Chris Nolan’s series, called “The Dark Knight Rises,” is well under way: Marion Cotillard was confirmed for a part and, now, also has Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Both roles have been revealed.
As we also noted on several previous occasions, both stars have been rumored to appear in the film long before anything was announced official.
The fact that they both worked with Nolan on the critically and commercially successful “Inception” and that they had such a great relationship with the director / writer only worked in favor of keeping said reports making the rounds.
“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,” EW writes, citing a press release from the movie studio.
“Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon,” says the same statement.
As EW also notes, while the casting of the two comes as no surprise, it does confirm what’s been suspected all along: Chris Nolan likes to work with the same actors, if their relationship gets off to an excellent start, such as was the case here.
“When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience,” Nolan himself says in the same statement.
“I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again,” the director adds.
“The Dark Knight Rises,” the third and last installment in Nolan’s “Batman” franchise, stars Christian Bale as the caped crusader and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
The film also reunites Nolan with another “Inception” star, since Tom Hardy will play villain Bane, a role for which he’s already starting bulking up.