Christopher Nolan is meeting with some of Hollywood’s leading actresses – as well as a few emerging talents – for two major female roles in The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in his highly-acclaimed Batman franchise.
A source has told The Hollywood Reporter that Jessica Biel (The A-Team), Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go), Kate Mara (127 Hours) and Charlotte Riley (Easy Virtue) are set to test for Warner Bros. in the next two weeks.
The actresses are vying for two roles, a love interest and a villain, who may or may not be Talia, the daughter of villain Ra’s Al Ghul – played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.
The Dark Knight Rises will be directed by Nolan from a script written by David Goyer. Filming is expected to commence in May.
Warner Bros. will release the film on July 20, 2012.