Anne Hathaway has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. made the announcement Wednesday afternoon along with the information that Tom Hardy, who had been previously cast, will play the villain Bane.
It is unknown whether Catwoman will be a friend or enemy of Batman (Christian Bale).
Michelle Pfeiffer played Catwoman in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns,” and Halle Berry starred in the poorly received “Catwoman.”
Christopher Nolan is returning to direct the third installment of the franchise from a script he wrote with David Goyer and his brother Jonathan Nolan.
Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven are producing with shooting set for May in London and Los Angeles.
The film is scheduled for a July 20, 2012, release date.
Hathaway was last seen in “Love and Other Drugs.”
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