Looks like Batman’s getting a feline foe. Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle, Catwoman’s alter ego, in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Talk about catnip for the fans.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story,” the director said.
As Kyle, the Love and Other Drugs actress will undoubtedly reinvigorate Bruce Wayne’s love life after the loss of childhood love Rachel Dawes, played in Batman Begins by Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight.
Hathaway reportedly beat out a slew of other A-listers, including Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley, for the part, and the announcement comes on the heels of news that she’d signed on for a cameo on Fox’s Glee as the lesbian aunt of Kurt (Chris Colfer).