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Matthew Modine And Tom Conti Join The Dark Knight Rises

Mere days after Warner Bros. announced the start of principal photography on The Dark Knight Rises comes word that the Christopher Nolan film has added three more cast members.

Variety reports that Matthew Modine, who starred as Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket, will play a character named Nixon in the director’s third and final Batman movie. Veteran Scottish actor Tom Conti (Reuben, Reuben, The Tempest) and 11-year-old Joey King (Ramona and Beezus, Battle: Los Angeles) have also joined the ensemble, in undisclosed roles.

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. In addition, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Nestor Carbonell, Daniel Sunjata, Burn Gorman and Diego Klattenhoff have been reported, but mostly unconfirmed, for supporting roles.

The film, which opens on July 20, 2012, will shoot in India, England, Scotland, Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles.


  • a Little Bird

    The boy will be Robin.

  • Kevin Melrose

    The boy’s a girl.

  • Sugargl1der

     The girl has a boy’s name, then. ;)

  • Sugargl1der

    I’m looking forward to this movie quite a bit, but from all the press releases announcing new cast members it seems like a sequel to “It’s a Mad,Mad,Mad, Mad World”.

    Is there anybody who ISN’T in this thing??

  • Dawnell_do

    There is no Robin. 

  • Michael Sacal

    How about a tween Barbara Gordon?