Brett Cullen & Chris Ellis Join THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Cast

Hot on the heels of this weekend's casting updates, two more names have been added to the roster of director Chris Nolan's third and final Batman movie.

The Dark Knight Rises is the highly anticipated final installment of Warner Bros and DC Entertainment's new Batman film franchise. Christopher Nolan has returned to direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by himself and David S. Goyer. Details about the film's storyline are scarce, but it has already been established that one of villains set to take on the Batman (Christian Bale) will be the powerhouse known as Bane (Tom Hardy). Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), better known to comics fans as Catwoman, will also have a central role in the movie. The will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


The two latest additions to the film's cast are actors Brett Cullen (Apollo 18, The Replacements), who will portraying a yet-to-be-named Judge, and Chris Ellis (Catch Me If You Can, Transformers), who will be playing a priest. No further information has been offered to reveal the importance of their roles.

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Aboutboul, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti and Joey King and is scheduled to hit theaters July 20th, 2012.