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Hathaway Cast as Catwoman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Anne HathawaySo it has been decided. After months of speculation, including a pool of actresses ranging from Naomi Watts and Keira Knightley to Blake Lively and Jessica Biel, Warner Bros. has announced who will join Tom Hardy's Bane in Christopher Nolan's third and final installment of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. And the winner is… Anne Hathaway!

Hathaway, who will co-host the Oscars next month with James "I Cut My Arm Off" Franco, will be the latest actress to squeeze into the Catwoman suit and portray Selina Kyle, both a villain and ally to Batman and often a love interest . Previous actresses include Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's Batman Returns and Halle Berry's stand-alone Razzie Award-winning performance as Patience Phillips/Catwoman in 2004. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt first introduced the character to audiences in the 1960s.
"Anne will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story," director Christopher Nolan said in a release.
Considering Nolan's track record, it's hard to argue with the selection of Hathaway and I'm sure fanboys aren't complaining about the opportunity to see Hathaway wearing a skin-tight cat-suit. What are your thoughts? Did they pick the purr-fect actress for the role? Sound off in the comment section below!
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