Deadline broke the news that Tom Hardy had been cast in The Dark Knight Rises and now they have some exclusive news on the rumors surrounding the leading ladies. According to their exclusive report, The Dark Knight Rises will have two female leads, one being Bruce Wayne’s love interest (Julie Madison?) and the other will play a villain. Deadline says Nolan’s narrowed down the actresses to Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley. Nolan hasn’t told the ladies specifically which character they’ll be playing. Which two actresses would you like to see get the parts?
Update: Moviehole.net was first to report that Nolan would be meeting with actresses for the lead female role(s). Today they added a few more actresses to Deadline’s list. They’ve heard that Tanit Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Piper Perabo are also being considered for these roles.