Daniel Sunjata and Others Join The Dark Knight Rises

Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman in The Dark Knight Rises

UPDATE: Variety is reporting that Diego Klattenhoff (Mean Girls, Men in Trees) and Burn Gorman (Torchwood, Layer Cake) will likely be joining the Dark Knight Rises team. According to the report, Klattenhoff has been offered the role of a rookie cop, and Gorman is being eyed for a supporting role in the film. The report also sheds more light on the Daniel Sunjata news, stating the actor is in early talks to play a special forces operative.


The Tracking Board (via /Film) is reporting that Daniel Sunjata has joined the already impressive cast of The Dark Knight Rises. It is unclear (surprise, surprise) what role he will be playing, but the TTB says it is ‘rumored’ that Sunjata will play an ‘important character’ to the story. Fans of the show Rescue Me will recognize the otherwise lesser known actor, but don’t let his unknown-ness throw you off. In 2003, Sunjata won a Theatre World Award for his Broadway performance as a gay Major League Baseball player — a role which also earned him a Tony nomination. He has since had a number of small and breakout roles in various television shows and films.

It looks, to me, like Christopher Nolan is starting to fill in the missing pieces to the Rises casting puzzle as the start date draws closer — just a few weeks now. It would be nice though to get a confirmation on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, no?

by Teddy Blass
? ?