It’s with great displeasure and sadness that I report to you the recent news of Anne Hathaway officially landing the role of Catwoman in the new Dark Knight Rises Movie. While we’re on the topic of The Dark Knight Rising, Tom Hardy is taking the role of Bane.

I can’t stand Hathaway – Sure she’s got a sweet rack but she does nothing for me as an actress. I can’t say anything bad about Hardy, but I guess I’ll have to trust Nolan on this….Sigh…..Read the official press release below.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” She will be starring alongside Christian Bale, who returns in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Christopher Nolan stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”

In addition, Tom Hardy has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.” Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven. “The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.