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Anne Hathaway is Catwoman for 'The Dark Knight Rises'

January 19, 2011 | 12:18 pm

Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises" The good news won't stop coming for Anne Hathaway: The fumbling princess turned A-lister has just been cast as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." 

Catwoman / Selina Kyle has been played in her previous big-screen incarnations by Michelle Pfeiffer and, in a disastrous, Razzie-winning turn, Halle Berry.

(And then there was that whole embarrassing sitch in 1991 when Sean Young tried to snag the role through blunt-force self-promotion. She did not succeed.)

Hathaway reportedly beat out Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley for the gig, opposite Christian Bale and a previously announced Tom Hardy.

Hathaway will host the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco. For more on Hathaway's "The Dark Knight Rises" feline frenzy, check out Hero Complex.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Anne Hathaway enjoys herself on the Golden Globes red carpet in Beverly Hills on Jan. 16, 2011. And really, given her string of good fortune lately, what's not to love? Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters