Melbourne: French actress Marion Cotillard has been cast to play high-powered socialite Miranda Tate in the latest Batman flick.
Initial speculations suggested Cotillard would portray Talia Al-Ghul and her ‘Inception’ co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt ‘The Holiday Killer’, but now it appears both will play straightforward characters in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, reports a newspaper.
Cotillard`s character Miranda Tate is a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Batman`s alter ego Bruce Wayne in resuming his father`s philanthropic endeavors.
Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman).
"When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience”, said director Christopher Nolan.
“I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake and I am looking forward to working with both of them again", he added.