THE BATMAN Finds Its Riddler In ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA & THERE WILL BE BLOOD Star Paul Dano
Less than a day after talks broke down with Jonah Hill, Matt Reeves' The Batman has found one of its key villains in Escape at Dannemora and Love & Mercy star Paul Dano, who will play The Riddler...
Dano joins an ensemble headlined by Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) as the Dark Knight, with a supporting cast that recently added Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Commissioner Gordon.
This latest casting news comes less than a day after talks broke down with Jonah Hill (Maniac), which seemingly suggests that Reeves and the studio were already high on Dano prior to ending negotiations with Hill.
Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin (Little Fish). Pre-production has already begun with filming set to commence at the tail end of this year and/or within the first few weeks of 2020.
Dano's past credits include, but are not limited to, Escape at Dannemora, Okja, War & Peace, Swiss Army Man, Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, Looper, Cowboys & Aliens, Knight and Day, There Will Be Blood and Little Miss Sunshine.
The Batman hits theaters June 25, 2021.
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