Anne Hathaway To Play Catwoman and Tom Hardy Bane in Batman Finale The Dark Knight Rises

anne-hathaway-catwoman-tom-hardy-bane-batman-finale-the-dark-knight-risesWarner Brothers has confirmed that Anne Hathaway will be playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman and Tom Hardy Bane in Christopher Nolan’s Batman finale The Dark Knight Rises.

Anne Hathaway (28), who will co-host Oscar next month, follows the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry in playing the role. British actor Tom Hardy, who appeared in Nolan’s film Inception, will play villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

Christopher said “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.”

On working again with Hardy, the director said “I am delighted to work with Tom again and excited to watch him bring life to our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne and Batman in the film. The Dark Knight Rises is due to be released July 20, 2012.