Anne Hathaway Will Be Catwoman
She'll be in next year's 'Dark Knight Rises'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2011 5:29 PM CST
In this Nov. 16, 2010 file photo, actress Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of "Love and Other Drugs" at the Directors Guild Theater in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) – Big news on the Batman scene: Anne Hathaway has been cast to play Selina Kyle, better known as alter ego Catwoman, in next year's Dark Knight Rises, reports the Los Angeles Times. Hathaway will be the first to touch the character since Halle Berry's box office flop in 2004, though hopes are high that director Christopher Nolan's treatment can make the character compelling again. Christian Bale is Batman, and Tom Hardy will play the villain Bane.