Warner Bros have revealed both Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard's roles in Christopher Nolan's Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. "John Blake" and "Miranda Tate" While they seem pretty bland announcements and somewhat minor roles for two stars, rest assured they are covers. When Liam Neeson was cast it was announced he would play "Henry Ducard", later revealed as "Ra's Al Ghul". Cottilard's "Miranda Tate" most likely is a cover for "Talia Al Ghul" and Levitt well we will have to wait and see. Hit the jump for the press release.
"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."