AceShowbiz - Making drastic turn of moving from comedic to serious role, William Fichtner, fresh from figure skating comedy "Blades of Glory", has been reported by Batman-on-Film.com to officially join the cast of "The Dark Knight", Christopher Nolan's sequel to his "Batman Begins."
Accompanied by Michael Stoyanov, William Smiley, and Matthew O'Neil in being the latest addition in the lineup, Fitchner is only said to play a "bank manager" while the other tree are portraying members of The Joker's gang. Fichtner, also a cast member of FOX's hit series "Prison Break", is known to often appear in Jerry Bruckheimer-produced features, having been taking roles in "Armageddon", "Pearl Harbor", and "Black Hawk Down."
Shooting on "Knight" is currently being commenced, with "six days of pre-production filming in Chicago before shifting to London for the main event" according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Warner Bros. Pictures has set July 18, 2008 as the flick's release date in the States and July 25, 2008 as that in the United Kingdom.