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Famous Actresses Considered for Every Movie Are Also Being Considered for The Dark Knight Rises

Now is the right time to be Natalie Portman or Blake Lively. Those two actresses, whose names have been bandied about for high-profile leads in both Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (which Sandra Bullock eventually boarded) and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (which is still casting its Daisy Buchanan) just landed on yet another actress shortlist: the one Christopher Nolan is assembling for The Dark Knight Rises. Deadline reports that Nolan intends to fill two roles for his Batman sequel — a love interest and a villainess — and in addition to Portman and Lively, he's considering Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Keira Knightley, and Spider-Man 4 near-miss Anne Hathaway. Who these ladies might be playing is still a mystery, however. [Deadline]