The cat’s out of the bag: Warner Bros. announced today that sexy 28-year-old starlet Anne Hathaway will suit up as Selina Kyle (AKA: Catwoman) for director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in his Batman trilogy.
Says Nolan (via press release):
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.
Joining Hathaway in the new sequel as roided-out villain Bane will be Inception scene-stealer Tom Hardy. Together they star opposite franchise players Michael Cane, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and—the Batman himself—Christian Bale.
Hathaway’s genre creds are limited to the TriStar supernatural thriller Passengers and Tim Burton’s overrated 3-D vanilla-turd Alice in Wonderland. However, she makes up for it by baring all in the indies Havoc, Rachel Getting Married (for which her breasts received an Oscar nom) and last year’s very funny Love and Other Drugs.
The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012.