Matthew Modine Discusses His Mysterious Role As "Nixon" In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The actor reveals that he's signed three non-disclosure agreements not to talk about any specific The Dark Knight Rises character or story details, but does discuss seeing Christian Bale without the cowl, working with Christopher Nolan and much more.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/4/2012
Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.




STARRING:

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012



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RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 1/4/2012, 6:54 PM
Seems like a cool dude. Definitely on something during this interview though.
soberchimera - 1/4/2012, 6:56 PM
Well looks like Joker will be in TDKR after all.
soberchimera - 1/4/2012, 7:06 PM
By the way Josh the title is very misleading, he doesn't say shit about his role.
MatchesMalone1989 - 1/4/2012, 7:47 PM
Mr. Modine was going to talk about his role. Then he took an arrow in the knee.
RyanLantern77 - 1/4/2012, 7:56 PM
But he's a hero....

A war hero, this is peace time
ScabbyJ - 1/4/2012, 8:36 PM
He's obviously not "Nixon" but someone else.
ALegendaryPanda - 1/4/2012, 8:54 PM
I'm not a rapper
brewtownpsych - 1/4/2012, 9:11 PM
wow, pretty high praise of nolan from a guy who has worked with kubrick, altman and oliver stone and a few other of the upper echelon of elite directors
NeoBaggins - 1/4/2012, 9:12 PM
Class all around. Excellent cast. Damn.

I like when he elaborates on film makers having access to the same resources yet Nolan does something very different.

Not too amazing when you consider all forms of art. Some people are better than others. I know people that think recording in an expensive studio is something to brag about when they are still producing shit songs. I have the same art programs and pens as other artists and a lot of them make my shit look like 3rd grade refrigerator art.

It's not the tools, it's the artist. Even with less, a true artist can still produce a quality product.

Can't wait to see this.
RyanLantern77 - 1/4/2012, 9:22 PM
^ TL;DR
ALegendaryPanda - 1/4/2012, 9:52 PM
Boom, bam, bop, badabopboomp, pow.
heisei24 - 1/4/2012, 10:43 PM
@SuspenseSmith
careful bro, some nolanite might get mad from your word:-P
pepe - 1/4/2012, 11:03 PM
He´s Bat-girl
TheSensationalSpiderman - 1/5/2012, 12:20 AM
Nolan probably has the best track record working right now. We might see a major comicbook movie nominated for best picture.
TheSensationalSpiderman - 1/5/2012, 12:21 AM
Inception is my personal favorite.
Orehrepus - 1/5/2012, 12:32 AM
It's The Prestige for me.
Inception is shit!
Good shit, but shit nonetheless.
MovieMaster - 1/5/2012, 8:05 AM
Transcript anybody?
redleaf - 1/5/2012, 8:14 AM
"wow, pretty high praise of nolan from a guy who has worked with kubrick, altman and oliver stone and a few other of the upper echelon of elite directors"

Yeah, maybe Nolan actually deserves the praise he gets from industry insiders and fans. The nutty haters with low taste will call all of them Nolanites. Nolan's worst is still better than most.
PapaMidnite - 1/5/2012, 8:33 AM
The Prestige is my favourite.
@Redleaf, i agree. He's one of the greatest of his generation. But i think his movies are a bit cold though. Well, perhaps it's his signature! I like it!
brewtownpsych - 1/5/2012, 9:07 AM
Riddler for sure.
DCnerd46 - 1/5/2012, 10:13 AM
Meh. I'm (perhaps) most disappointed w/ all the unnecessary collaborations in this movie. If Marion Cotillard doesn't turn out to be Talia, her casting will be totally unnecessary. And I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but he doesn't really need to be there. Casting someone else as Harvey Bullock or Renee Montoya would have been a much better idea.
MakioGrant - 1/5/2012, 10:17 AM
Mysterious ????

He is a cop ... for sure
DCnerd46 - 1/5/2012, 10:17 AM
And casting a short white Brit as someone intended to be a large Hispanic character proves to be another stupid collaboration. Normally stuff like that doesn't bother me (I loved Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent, & I'm looking forward to seeing Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in MOS), but in this case, Bane is actually supposed to be from an island around South America.
antonio - 1/5/2012, 12:47 PM
DCnerd: you do realize that Nolan casted Tom Hardy for his acting ability?
superbatspiderman - 1/5/2012, 1:13 PM
He said Christian Bale twice.
superbatspiderman - 1/5/2012, 1:24 PM
Chris Nolan is probably my new favorite director. He has turned Batman into an Osxar worthy franchise and he has made some pretty greeat movies outside of Batman. Memento and Inception are my favorites. I can't wait till The Dark Knight Rises and if it got nominated for best picture that would be mind blowing for us comic fans. I wonder what Nolan will do after Batman is over.
DCnerd46 - 1/5/2012, 8:10 PM
@antonio And you realize Hardy easily could've been cast as a more fitting character instead of warping Bane to fit him
TheSensationalSpiderman - 1/5/2012, 8:38 PM
@DCnerd46- Did you have a problem with Michael Keaton being Batman who still is the shortest batman in a live action film.
SentinelofLiberty - 1/6/2012, 7:14 PM
Nolan's cold, analytical style is why I think he is the PERFECT director for a "later in his career Batman." When Bruce has become "lost inside his monster" and lives only for the hunt, and for his vengeance.
Supes17 - 1/7/2012, 11:29 AM
.........[frick]! He's Harley Quinn!O_o
lol

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