anne hathawat catwoman selina kyle the dark knight rises Anne Hathaway Talks The Dark Knight Rises   Plus New Batman & Catwoman Centric TV Spot

Showcasing a number of new shots from the film and primarily centering on Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, this new low-res TV spot has landed online for Christopher Nolan’s epic-conclusion to his Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ I, for one, am fascinated to see how Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle fits into the story for the ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ In particular how she interacts with Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne – is she a friend, foe, or more likely, somewhere in the middle?  From the latest batch of TV spots and theatrical trailer, I’ve been increasingly liking what I seen of Hathaway’s performance. Similarly, from the brief snippets of footage, Tom Hardy looks like he’s doing something special with his incarnation of the physically imposing and intellectual villain, Bane.

In related news, Anne Hathaway recently spoke with SFX magazine about her work on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ outlining her experience working with Christian Bale, director Christopher Nolan, and cinematographer Wally Pfister, “I felt so lucky that most of my scenes were with Christian because he’s one of the world’s greatest actors and he and Chris do have a shorthand. They have such an ease working together that it helped me relax, especially in the early days. Here I am working with Christian Bale and Chris Nolan is directing me and Wally Pfister is lighting me and I’m in a catsuit. It was somewhat overwhelming. I think because Christian had been there for so long, he just was so calm, always quick to laugh and have a good time but at the same time was really serious about work. He set such a great example and it was just really easy to kind of fall in step.” Hathaway also laughed off being seen an action star hero, saying that the fantasy elements of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ were bizarre at times, “It’s funny, the things that are so far outside the norm that you get used to, like doing flips and walking alongside Christian Bale, who’s dressed as Batman and I’m dressed as Catwoman… and we’re just talking like people do.”

Based upon characters appearing in comic books published by the fine folks over at DC Comics, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. The screenplay for the eagerly awaited film is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Nolan and David S. Goyer. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is FINALLY hitting cinemas and IMAX on July 20th. Check out the official synopsis and production notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ below the new TV spot – fingers crossed with get a hi-res version shortly.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Behind the scenes, “The Dark Knight Rises” reunites the director with several of his longtime collaborators, all of whom worked together on the “The Dark Knight.” The creative team includes director of photography Wally Pfister, who recently won an Oscar® for his work on Nolan’s “Inception”; production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Lee Smith; and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”). In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould, who both won Oscars® for the effects in “Inception,” supervised the visual and special effects, respectively. The music is composed by Oscar® winner Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King”).

In helming the film, Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX® cameras even more extensively than he did on “The Dark Knight,” which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX cameras. The locations span three continents and include the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, as well as sites in India, England and Scotland.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures. Slated for release beginning July 20, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.