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Anne Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Jan. 19 2011, Updated 8:57 a.m. ET

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Look no further! Christopher Nolan has chosen Anne Hathaway to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises!

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According to Deadline, Anne has been trying to get the role since last November alongside Keira Knightley, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively and Natalie Portman.

In previous Batman films the role has been played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry.

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Do you think Anne is a good choice?

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"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," the studio's official announcement (via Deadline) states.

"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," the statement continues. "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."

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"The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release on July 20, 2012," the statement concludes. "The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company."

What do you think of the announcement? Is it good news?

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