Marion Cotillard Cast In The Dark Knight Rises. Inception Reunion, Wut?

What exactly is going on here? The news coming out of one of the largest papers in France, Le Figaro, is  that Marion Cotillard has been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. Back in the fall, there was news that Nolan was casting two female leads in TDR. With Hathaway cast as Selina Kyle, it appears that we’ve got our second leading lady.

Hit the jump for the details.


Since Le Figaro article is in French, we don’t have a perfect translation (maybe one of our readers speaks French and can do it in the comments?) but Batman News, who alerted us to the story, translated the story through Google as follows:

Marion Cotillard in “Batman 3″. The actress, who is expecting a child in the spring with Guillaume Canet, will be scarce this year. She’ll do a single film and her choice fell on Batman 3. This blockbuster produced by Warner Bros.. enables her to work with the director Christopher Nolan, with whom she had turned very successful sci-fi Inception. Marion Cotillard will join the filming this summer in Los Angeles. She will share the bill with Anne Hathaway.

I couldn’t be more behind this casting. Despite my misgivings about Nolan using the Oh My Brooding Grieving Male Heart of Angst trope yet again in Inception, Cotillard played a sultry sexy demented psychic fracture pretty fucking well. Let’s get her in here!  Dare I dream that she’ll be playing Talia al Ghul? I refuse to give up on that idea.

Is there anyone I had a huge boner on in Inception not yet cast in TDR? Let’s get that Titanic Kid in here. He can play uh, Alfred’s butler or some shit.