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Christopher Nolan needs actresses for 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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These end-of-the-week items always seem to focus on superhero movies, so this week The Dark Knight Rises gets another look, since Christopher Nolan is on the lookout for a female lead. At least we know Katie Holmes doesn't need to waste her time.

Deadline.com says Nolan wants two ladies, one to play Bruce Wayne's girlfriend and one to play a villain, likely opposite whatever role for which Tom Hardy was hired. Up for discussion are names like Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley, the site says.

You don't need to read too far between the lines to realize this report is likely erroneous in that there's probably only one role, and it's for Catwoman. The series' omnipresent dichotomy of two people who simultaneously love and hate each other is almost as old as DC Comics, so can we please just pick Eva Mendes and get it over with? Not that we're biased or anything ...

[Photo: Okay, so maybe we're a little biased. Getty Images]

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