Jan 19, 2011 02:20 PM EST

Villain Roles Announced for "The Dark Knight Rises"

Villain Roles Announced for
Warner Bros. has announced via a press release that there are two cast members officially booked for the upcoming film, "The Dark Knight Rises".

"Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Christopher Nolan stated, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story."

The character of Bane will be played by Tom Hardy. Christopher Nolan stated that he is "delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman's most formidable enemies."

"The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release.
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