This morning, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
is confirming that Marion Cotillard IS indeed "in discussions" to join the cast of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
. Here's an except from the THR story...
A rep for the actress in Paris said that her involvement in the film is currently "in discussions, but nothing has been confirmed yet." WB France has yet to comment. The actress, who is pregnant and due in the spring, is discussing scheduling issues. The plan is for Cotillard to start shooting mid-June in London, film all summer in L.A. and Pittsburgh and wrap mid-November in New York.
Nolan had been focusing on finding the romantic lead for Christian Bale in recent weeks, reading and meeting with several actresses, including Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, according to insiders.
Talia...it's GOT to be, right? The original report follows the image of Ms. Cotillard below.
According to the French magazine/newspapter LE FIGARO, Marion Cotillard has signed on for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and will join the production this Summer while shooting in Los Angeles.
It's in French, but the story basically says that Cotillard has signed on for BATMAN 3, will join the production in LA this Summer, and will be the second female lead next to Anne Hathaway.
Keep in mind that Cotillard is pregnant, but she's due in May. Therefore, she certainly could be available for TDKR and its nearly 6 month shoot.
Anne Hathaway has already nabbed the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. So would Cotillard be playing? I was told a while back that there was "A third major character that ties it all together." If true, my money's on it being Talia. (Thanks to BOF'ers "Childeroland" and "ScarecrowAA" for the heads up!)