With production looming closer, director Christopher Nolan has added a trio of actors to The Dark Knight Rises. Daniel Sunjata (TV’s Rescue Me), Diego Klattenhoff (Lucky Number Slevin), and Burn Gorman (Layer Cake/Torchwood) are all looking to join a cast that now includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple and recent addition Josh Pence, who will take on the role of young Ra’s al Ghul.
Variety reports that Sunjata is in talks to play “a courageous special forces operative” and Klattenhoff is being offered the part of “a rookie cop who is looking to make a difference.” No word on who Gorman will play other than the fact that he’s being eyed for a supporting role in the film. Marion Cotillard was previously “in discussions” for a role in the film, but the report claims she’s now officially part of the cast. Hit the jump for more.
While the cast of The Dark Knight Rises seems like it’s growing every day, Nolan fleshed out nearly every supporting role in The Dark Knight and Batman Begins with fairly well-known/recognizable actors, so don’t be alarmed by the amount of casting news being reported for the film (this is Batman after all, so expect many more stories to come). Nolan directs from a script that he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan, and is producing the film alongside Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.
The Dark Knight Rises starts shooting in Pittsburgh this summer for a July 20th, 2012 release date.