Release DateJuly 20, 2012 (Wide)
Production Budget$250 millions
StudioWarner Bros. Pictures
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Cast and Crew
ProducerChristopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
ScreenwriterJonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
- Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman
- Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman
- Tom Hardy as Bane
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
- Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
- Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
- Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon
- Liam Neeson as Ra's al Ghul
- Michael Caine as Alfred
- Daniel Sunjata as GPD Special Operative
- Joey King as Young Talia al Ghul
- Josh Pence as Young Ra's Al Ghul
- Nestor Carbonell as Mayor
- Aidan Gillen as CIA Agent
- Matthew Modine
- Tom Conti
- Chris Ellis
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
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.