The Dark Knight Rises roles for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard have been revealed. Warner Bros. authenticates that both actors are in the Christopher Nolan‘s third Batman film but also specifies what roles they will play in DC Comics superhero film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the role of “John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon” and Marion Cotillard is play the role of “Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.” There was much conjecture over who these two actors would play in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film. Everyone assumed they would both be playing villans but it seems everyone was wrong.
The full Warner Bros. press release on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard’s roles in The Dark Knight Rises:
MARION COTILLARD AND JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT CAST IN CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
BURBANK, CA, April 19, 2011 – 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.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The two actors now official join a cast that already includes Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff, Juno Temple, and Josh Pence. What do you think of the roles Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard will play in The Dark Knight Rises?