Knightley, Portman, Hathaway battling it out to join new Batman cast

November 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Keira Knightley London, Nov 12 (ANI): Hollywood’s hottest actresses Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Rachel Weisz are apparently in the race to join the new Batman cast.

Director Christopher Nolan has also lined up two blondes - Blake Lively and Naomi Watts - to meet with as he casts two leading ladies for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the upcoming third installment of the superhero franchise, reports the Daily Express.

According to, the super-secretive filmmaker is on the hunt for a female villain and a love interest for Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne.

Speculation has been rife about the forthcoming blockbuster’s plot details, with recent reports suggesting Tom Hardy will play Batman’s foe in the follow-up to 2008’s ‘The Dark Knight’. (ANI)

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