Knightley, Hathaway, Biel, Riley, & Mara testing for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’? [Update]

This is quite the night for casting rumors! Hot on the heels of the news that Eva Green and Naomi Watts have been cast in The Dark Knight Rises comes a new report from Heat Vision. According to Heat Vision, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel will be screen testing for The Dark Knight Rises in the next few weeks. Also testing are Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley. Riley is engaged to Tom Hardy, who has already secured a spot on the The Dark Knight Rises cast. Gemma Arterton is also mentioned, but just landed the lead role in another film and may run into scheduling conflicts. Heat Vision’s sources also claim that one of the two female roles is indeed Talia.

With respect to Collider, I’d pay a bit more attention to this list than the one posted earlier. This past weekend I received a tip from my own source that Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel were the frontrunners for The Dark Knight Rises. My source also mentioned that Kiera Knightly and Kate Mara were the “back-ups”. What do you guys think of the five ladies mentioned here? Let me know in the comments.

Update: 01/12/11: Last night at the NBR Gala, Christian Bale told THR that he needs to return to Los Angeles to work on screen tests with his possible Batman co-stars.

SOURCE: Heat Vision