Dark Knight Rises begins auditions for lead actresses

Anne Hathaway in the running

Anne Hathaway

Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises was always going to be the subject of intense scrutiny from the off, considering the massive level of interest in the third Batman film.

Which means that the secretive director is finding it more difficult than ever to keep a handle on reporting of his day-to-day business, with both Collider and Heat Vision today reporting on a flurry of rumours surrounding the production.

The former report that Talia al Ghul will definitely be the female villain in Dark Knight Rises, while a new Batmobile aka ‘The Tumbler’ will be involved.

Most tantalisingly, Heat Vision report that a number of young actresses are heading to Warner Bros to audition for the film.

Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton, Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley are all testing for a role, with a villain and a love interest looking to be cast.

Knowing Nolan, we're sure he's leaning more toward the unknowns - though we bet the WB are keen for a well-known actress to bag at least one of the roles.

Who do you want to see in Nolan's third Bat outing? Tell us below...


    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 12th 2011, 8:25

      Isn't the Tumbler the unofficial nickname for the batmobile in Batman Begins and TDK?

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    • gonzoBen

      Jan 12th 2011, 9:41

      Michelle Rodriguez for Talia al Ghul.

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    • DanRose

      Jan 12th 2011, 13:53

      Please not Knightley or Arterton.... one has only two facial expressions the other can't act out of a paper bag... Lets have someone with some gravitas.... get Rachel Weisz on board...

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      Jan 12th 2011, 14:37

      Oh god not Gemma Arteton, terrible actress honestly if i had to cast someone as Talia Al Ghul, i'd pick Noomi Rapace

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    • HarleyquinnLove

      Jan 12th 2011, 16:15

      okay honestly.... I would have loved to have seen harley quinn as a female villian just because a revenge plot would have been good charlize theron for harley sounds good. or an unknown! oyhh and lindsey lohan sugestion wtf are u thinking....u know nothing about film. but since that is unlikely.... an UNKNOWN!!! BUT GOOD!!! actress sounds better for Talia al Ghul they always do better then people we have heard of. (michelle rodrigueze is badass tho lol)

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    • affro360

      Jan 12th 2011, 19:03

      no Gemma Arteton! too posh! but Michelle Rodriguez sounds awesome!

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    • blackrainpr

      Jan 13th 2011, 0:18

      lol lindsay lohan WTF man, gemma she's hot but can't act for shizt natalie portman would be coool but i don't know M.Rodrgz it would boot her career and i think she can handle it if they choose talia...but if they choose harly quinn it would be between ann and nat portman!

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    • blackrainpr

      Jan 13th 2011, 0:19

      what about megan fox??? jkjkjk! hahaha

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    • Amy47

      Jan 13th 2011, 2:54

      Brittany Murphy would've been brilliant for Harley Quinn, too bad. Lindsay Lohan? Seriously?!

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    • robotjox

      Jan 14th 2011, 14:26

      What about Ellen Page? Or Mila Kunis? Anyone but Lohan.

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    • TheEnigma

      Jan 14th 2011, 23:33

      Megan Fox - Catwoman (New & Improved) Ellen Page - Harley Quinn (Career-Defining Role) Noomi Rapace - Talia Al Ghul (Dark & Brooding) Just suggestions...

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    • Dalekbuster523

      Jan 15th 2011, 18:23

      Sigourney Weaver should be the lead.

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    • TheEnigma

      Jan 17th 2011, 18:14

      @dalidab1982 Catwoman & Megan Fox are (and always will be), nothing more than Eye Candy friend...hah.. Movie should be good regardless....

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    • TheEnigma

      Jan 17th 2011, 18:15

      Liked the danielle harris for harley suggestion...

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