Cotillard, Gordon-Levitt Locked For “Knight”

Warner Bros. Pictures have issued a press release today confirming that OscarĀ® winner Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Both actors have been linked to the project for some time now with rumors hinting that they could be playing notable Bat-villains like Talia al Ghul, The Riddler or Alberto Falcone.

The press release however mentions their quite different character descriptions. Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.

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.

Nolan says “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.”