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Film News: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Casts Matt Modine as Nixon, Tom Conti, Joey King

The Dark Knight Rises casts Matt Modine, Tom Conti and Joey King

CHICAGO – On the same day the Batman world was set ablaze by the launch of “The Dark Knight Rises” viral marketing (where the villain Bane was revealed), Variety on Friday had fun by misleadingly breaking the news of a “joker” being cast in the highly anticipated 2012 film.

Film News: Warner Bros. Officially Confirms ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Principal Photography

The Dark Knight Rises with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures

Last update: 9:59 a.m. on May 20, 2011
CHICAGO – Warner Bros. on Thursday finally issued an official statement confirming that principal photography is under way for “The Dark Knight Rises”. That’s like telling a mom she’s a mom two weeks after she delivers. The press release contained 455 words – yes, we counted – and literally only one word in it is new. Everything else we’ve already reported.

Film News: Israeli Actor Alon Aboutboul Cast in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ as Mad Scientist

CHICAGO – News surfaced yesterday in Hebrew that Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul has been cast in “The Dark Knight Rises” as a mad scientist, but embarrassingly, this reporter only went to “American Hebrew school” and can’t actually understand Hebrew.

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