Marion Cotillard in Talks for a Role in Nolan's 'Dark Knight Rises'
So it looks like it's pretty much confirmed. Over the weekend I found some old fan-art made after TDK for the next "sequel" that had Anne Hathaway playing Batgirl - lo and behold that sort of turned out to be true. One of the other names listed in the fictional credits was Marion Cotillard, the lovely French actress who plays Cobb's crazy wife in Inception (and won an Oscar for La Vie en Rose). Over this past weekend, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Cotillard had been cast in The Dark Knight Rises, quite big news. But we wanted to wait for extra confirmation and THR now has it. Her reps confirm she that is "in discussions."
The original French article basically said that Cotillard, now pregnant with French actor Guillaume Canet's baby, was only going to shoot one movie this year and decided that it would be Dark Knight Rises for Chris Nolan. THR confirms that she's "discussing scheduling issues" but, of course, I'm sure she'll work this out. No word on her role, but some are guessing that it might be Talia al Ghul - Ra's al Ghul's daughter - even though she seems a little too old for that role. Nolan has said there would be two female leads in TDKR, and with Hathaway taking one, this might be the other, maybe even a villain. I think Cotillard is a very talented actress and I'd be happy with her in this, though mostly because I have complete faith in Nolan. Thoughts?
And in related news, Empire also talked briefly with Nolan, who confirmed that they're in pre-production on TDKR now and currently about 10-weeks away from shooting, so everything is definitely moving quickly.