A Fire Will Rise
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Michael Caine (Alfred), Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle), Tom Hardy (Bane), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox)
Filming Dates: May 6 - November 14, 2011
Theatrical Release: France: July 25, 2012 / US: July 20, 2012 / UK: July 20, 2012
DVD Release: France: TBA / US: TBA / UK: TBA
Based Upon: Characters created by Bob Kane (comics)
Runtime: 165 minutes
MPAA Rating: France: Tous publics / US: PG-13 / UK: 12A
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.
Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate, a wealthy philanthropist, who sits on the board of Wayne Enterprises and later becomes a trusted friend.
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Quotes from Marion
I love working with Chris. He fosters a great feeling of family on the set, even on such a huge movie. And he has the intelligence and imagination to take you on an unbelievable adventure and make it something you believe. It was especially interesting to work with him to create the character of Miranda because she doesn’t exist in the comics.
They [Bruce and Miranda] both have a lot of money and are trying to use it in a good way, so they understand each other right away.
Quotes from Others
She is looked at by Alfred and Lucius as a woman who could perhaps bring Bruce out of his own exile and remind him that there is more to life than sitting alone in the Batcave. Marion has an incredibly appealing presence with an exotic glamour. She brought a combination of warmth and wisdom to Miranda that provides a great sense of hope for Bruce.
• Christopher Nolan (Director)
Quotes from Reviews
The same can be said for previous Nolan stalwarts Marion Cottilard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Both acquit themselves well, handling the heavy dramatic lifting a film as giant as “The Dark Knight Rises” demands.
Just as the brooding Bruce is starting to warm to fellow board member Miranda Tate (a more-luscious-than-ever Marion Cotillard), all hell breaks loose in Gotham.
Marion Cotillard, as one of Bruce Wayne’s sympathetic business associates, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as an aggressive rookie cop, also make strong impressions.
• San Francisco Chronicle
Keep an eye on the luminous Marion Cotillard, who provides just the right measure of allure, smarts and mystery as wealthy philanthropist Miranda Tate.
• Mercury News
This motion picture also boasts performances whose range and depth match the material. Among the series’ new recruits … Cotillard makes Miranda a seductive plutocrat generous enough to fund a bold new society.
Beautiful philanthropist Miranda Tate (the remarkable Marion Cotillard)
• Rolling Stone
Cotillard is a warm and welcome addition to this often forbidding world.
• The Hollywood Reporter
Marion Cotillard makes less noise as Gotham tycoon Miranda Tate, but she fits very well into the intricate puzzle that is The Dark Knight Rises.
• Toronto Star
Hardy, Gordon-Levitt and Cotillard, recruited for duty after their stints in “Inception,” are all on their game here, blending easily in a supporting cast anchored by old pros Caine, Oldman and Freeman.
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