Christian Bale & Anne Hathaway Rumored to Film THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in Bucharest This Spring

A Hungarian gossip site claims that the duo are confirmed to arrive in country to film outdoor scenes as well as studio work; they also go on to speculate that Robin Williams has joined the cast.


Starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, 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. Christopher Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by himself and David S. Goyer. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.


Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was recently mentioned as being in negotiations to join the cast, but no confirmation of any other additions has surfaced. Hungarian tabloid BorsOnline are now claiming that filming will definitely take place in Bucharest. Here are several tidbits from their site (translation via Google).

Hungarian Town Will Become Gotham City as Batman Movies Into Town

The new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, has turned to Romania and Hungary, in addition to England and America. We have learned that the crew of The Dark Knight Rises comes to our country for a few weeks in spring, [for] both outdoor and studio scenes.

We do not know exactly how many [cast members] come to us, but Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway will definitely have scenes. Bucharest will also participate in a lot of shooting, claim Hungarian experts. No word if Morgan Freeman, Robin Williams, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman will be involved.