Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway has landed the role of Selina Kyle in the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
The film, which will be Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, will see Hathaway playing Selina Kyle and her alter-ego Catwoman.
Tom Hardy from Inception, and Christian Bale also return as Bane and Batman respectively.
Christopher Nolan spoke glowingly of Anne Hathaway, pointing out, “She’ll be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story and will bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”
The new film is expected to be a phenomenal box office success following the Dark Knight in 2008, when Heath Ledger received a posthumous Oscar following his death at the end of filming.
Hathaway herself is no stranger to the Oscars, having been nominated for her role in Rachel Getting Married in 2009.
She also recently starred as the White Queen in Tim Burtons 3D hit, Alice in Wonderland