Cotillard In Talks For DARK KNIGHT RISES Romantic Lead

French actress Marion Cotillard is currently in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Although no deal is set in place, if Cotillard joins The Dark Knight sequel, she’ll be reunited with former Inception castmates Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt already hired for the film.

The Hollywood Reporter is quoting an spokesperson for the French actress as saying that Cotillard is “in discussions, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”

The news that Cotillard was up for a role in the film was first broken by the French paper Le Figaro is reporting that the actress will only be working on one film for the rest of the year due to her pregnancy and that film will be Nolan’s third Batman movie.

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.

If Cotillard takes the role, she’ll report to work in London in mid-June, and work on location in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York through until Mid-November.

Reportedly, the part is for a romantic role opposite lead Christian Bale and that Nolan had already met and talked with everal actresses, including Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts before choosing Cotillard. Some folks are speculating that the part me that of Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Liam Neeson’s villainous R’ahs Al Ghul from Nolan’s first Batman film, Batman Begins. I remind skeptical of that speculation as it seems like an easy choice for Nolan to make and Nolan doesn’t necessarily make easy choices.

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