The six actresses on The Dark Knight Rises casting shortlist

News Simon Brew 12 Jan 2011 - 06:44

Christopher Nolan is homing in on the two actresses he’s after for major roles in The Dark Knight Rises. So who is on his shortlist?

It was revealed towards the end of last year that Christopher Nolan's final Batman adventure, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, would have two major female roles in it. And as Nolan continues pre-production ahead of the shoot for the film kicking off in the spring, we're getting some idea of who might be playing those roles.

The Hollywood Reporter names six different actresses who are testing for roles in the new film. Apparently, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley are all set to test in the next two weeks, along with thus-far less known names such as Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley.

It's also reported that Gemma Arterton is also on the short list, but she's taken a role in Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, which is likely to put pay to her chances of visiting Gotham City anytime soon.

It's also noted that there's little substance to the rumours suggesting that Naomi Watts and Eva Green have been cast in the film.

Production on The Dark Knight Rises begins in May, and we'll have more casting news as we get it.

The Hollywood Reporter

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