Warner Bros. today confirmed the casting of Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "The Dark Knight Rises," which will film this summer in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Cotillard, an Oscar winner for "La Vie en Rose," will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father's philanthropic endeavors. Her participation had been reported but not confirmed until today.
Mr. Gordon-Levitt will not, as originally speculated, play the Holiday Killer but a Gotham City beat cop named John Blake who is assigned to special duty under Commissioner Gordon.
Both actors were part of director Christopher Nolan's ensemble in 2010's mind-bending "Inception."
In a press release issued today, Mr. Nolan said, "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."
The concluding movie in Mr. Nolan's Batman trilogy will star Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane.
Movie editor Barbara Vancheri: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1632. Read her Mad About the Movies blog at www.post-gazette.com/movies.