Anne Hathaway is Selina Kyle in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Anne Hathaway at the 81st Academy Awards

Image via Wikipedia

Anne Hathaway is all over the place! By now its common knowledge that the Academy Award nominated actress is set to co-host the Oscars with James Franco on Feb. 27, but now the Devil Wears Prada star has claimed the lead female role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises! That’s right, Ms. Hathaway beat out several hopefuls which included Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton and Kiera Knightly for the coveted role of Selina Kyle aka Catwoman.

Annie has some big shoes to fill considering the last time the Selina Kyle/Catwoman role was played to perfection was in 1992’s Batman Returns by Michelle Pfeiffer.

Here’s the official press release taken from Deadline:

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2011 – 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.”
In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am 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.”
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Congrats to Anne! 2011 seems to be looking up for her!

What do you think?  Does Anne Hathaway have what it takes to be the villain?  Sound off down below!

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3 Responses to “Anne Hathaway is Selina Kyle in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’”

  1. TheresaZphotography Reply January 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I had a feeling they were going to use this character when the comment was made in the movie regarding Batman’s Armour “It’s good against cats”. Not sure that’s the exact wording but you get the idea = )

    I have only seen her in Get Smart and she was good, everyone was, I love that movie.

    I have never seen Tom Hardy, I’ve seen pictures, we’ll see about him playing Bane. I don’t know….

    Great to hear some news coming out of the Nolan/Batman camp! Thanks!

    • I would’ve have really loved Harley Quinn or The Riddler, but Heath’s passing kind of insured that Harley Quinn was a wrap. It just wouldn’t have been the same.

      Tom Hardy was pretty good in Inception, he’s a decent actor and great eye candy. Lol. Would have loved to see Joseph Gordon Levitt as The Riddler but I think Annie has what it takes to make Selina Kyle her own. She’s no Heath & she probably won’t be on a Michelle Pfieffer level (I don’t think anyone could outdo that performance) but I think she will do the part justice for a newer generation.

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