Anne Hathaway is smokin’ hot right now, so it’s no surprise she’s been chosen to play Catwoman in the next Batman!
Director Christopher Nolan announced the news today, saying Anne “will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”
Actor Tom Hardy has also been added to the cast; he’ll play the villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He and Nolan worked together on Inception.
“I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies,” Christopher continued. Tom will play Bane, a villainous escaped prisoner “who became abnormally strong after being pumped full of drugs”.
Anne definitely has big shoes to fill—several different actresses in Hollywood have tackled the coveted Catwoman role: Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt.
The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for a July 20, 2012 release. Think Anne can pull it off?