Casting News Roundup: Two New Tributes Join The Hunger Games; Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Officially Cast in The Dark Knight Rises
Posted 04.19.11 by reelz
It's a busy day for casting news in Hollywood. Two hotly anticipated movies, The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight Rises have announced new additions to their respective casts.
Leven Rambin (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Jack Quaid have been cast as Glimmer and Marvel in director Gary Ross' The Hunger Games. Rambin has mostly appeared on the small screen, appearing in One Tree Hill, CSI: Miami, and Private Practice. And if the last name Quaid sounds familiar, it should; he's the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan and it looks as if The Hunger Games will be his first Hollywood role. Like yesterday's casting news, the announcement was made via the movie's Facebook page
Rambin and Quaid join a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), and two newcomers announced Monday — Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) and Amandla Stenberg (Rue).
And proving that it's not official until it comes from the studio, Warner Bros. officially added Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (both who co-starred in Christopher Nolan's Inception) to the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. And while the actors' names might not be news, we now know for sure what their roles will be in Nolan's Batman movie.
Cotillard is set to play Miranda Tate, a "Wayne Industries board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham." And Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, "a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon [Gary Oldman]." When news broke that Gordon-Levitt was joining the cast, it was speculated he was going to play a Mafia son Alberto Falcone. Cotillard was rumored to be playing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins).
Shows how much our "sources" know.