Marion Cotillard In Dark Knight Rises, Say French Press

She’d been rumoured all along, because she was in Christopher Nolan’s last film and there’s no imagination necessary to start gossip spreading across the internet, but now there might be a little bit of actual evidence for Marion Cotillard being cast in The Dark Knight Rises.

Here’s a Google translation of a passage from French newspaper site Le Figaro (via Batman News):

Marion Cotillard in “Batman 3″. The actress, who is expecting a child in the spring with Guillaume Canet, will be scarce this year. She’ll do a single film and her choice fell on Batman 3. This blockbuster produced by Warner Bros.. enables her to work with the director Christopher Nolan, with whom she had turned very successful sci-fi Inception. Marion Cotillard will join the filming this summer in Los Angeles. She will share the bill with Anne Hathaway.

Evidence, sure. But not proof. This is still a case of watch this space, though I’m inclined to find her official casting a more than likely development.

You know, I do wish people wouldn’t call this film Batman 3.