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3 More Cast Members Join The Dark Knight Rises

More Cast Members in The Dark Knight Rises

Variety’s Jeff Sneider reports that Matthew Mondine, Tom Conti, and 11 year-old Joey King have joined the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. The casting of Matthew Modine goes well in-tow with Christopher Nolan’s determination to cast actors from the 80s who have since fallen a bit from the spotlight, e,g., Rutger Hauer in Batman Begins, Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight, and Tom Berenger in Inception. Modine is most notably known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War pic, Full Metal Jacket. According to Variety he’ll be playing a character named Nixon, a character who seemingly popped up in sides for the film over the past month or so. There’s no word on who Tom Conti will be playing, but the casting of 11-year-old female Joey King raises our suspicions quite a bit. The casting of Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul, then Marion Cotillard as a generic board member, and now this little girl in an unmentioned role should clue you into who we think she could possibly be playing. If you can’t figure out who we’re talking about… well… you’re bound to solve the puzzle eventually. I suspect we’re right, but knowing Nolan, we could be dead wrong. What do you guys think?

by Teddy Blass
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Marion Cotillard Confirmed for TDKR

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard in The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. sent out a press release earlier this afternoon confirming what we’ve all been speculating about for some time now: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard have been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. Websites and fanboys alike have been trying to predict which roles the actors will play in the much anticipated last chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe, but it shouldn’t be much surprise that everybody was seemingly wrong. Now worries though — this afternoon’s press release reveals the roles the two will play:

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 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.”
– Warner Bros.

So now we know. Can we officially put the Talia al Ghul and Alberto Falcone rumors to rest? Maybe. JGL and Cotillard will be joining Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, and many more when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters next summer on July 20.

by Teddy Blass
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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
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