Warner Bros officially names Cotillard and Gordon Levitt part of Dark Knight Rises

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Warner Bros has tardily confirmed the anointment of Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard to the billing credits of “The Dark Knight Rises”. In a press release issued by the studio this morning, it’s revealed that Cotillard would play Miranda Tate, a Gotham City enterprises board member, whilst her “Inception” co-star Gordon Levitt is John Blake, a Gotham City copper working under Commissioner Gordon – - but are Tate and Blake really Talia al Ghul and Alberto Falcone? Are they donning aliases in an effort to get close to Batman? That’s what they’re – yes, ‘Codpiece44′ in the forums – saying…

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.