Rachel Weisz for Dark Knight Rises?

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The third and final installment in Christopher Nolan's Batman film series, The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to 2008's The Dark Knight. Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne (Batman) while Gary Oldman, Sir Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman all return to play their respective characters as a terrorist leader called Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing its hero to breaking point and beyond. Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman.
November 12th, 2010

Rachel Weisz is being pursued for a role in the forthcoming Batman movie 'Dark Knight Rises'.

The British actress - who was earlier this week reported to have split from long-term partner Darren Aronofsky - is wanted by director Christopher Nolan to take the leading female role in the movie, which has already cast Tom Hardy as a new character.

According to Deadline.com, Rachel is among a number of Hollywood women wanted for the role, with Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway also possibilities.

The movie - which does not yet have a lead villain - is expected to be shot entirely in IMAX and not 3-D as many had expected.

Christian Bale is set to reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, which is due for release in July 2012.

Rachel has a number of forthcoming roles Including 'Dream House' with James Bond star Daniel Craig and she is also expected to play a lead character if psycho-sexual drama '360'.