Alon Aboutboul is signed up to play a main villain in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. Aboutboul, an Israeli actor who has starred Body of Lies, Munich, and Rambo III. Lately you’ve probably seen him on ABC’s Castle, The Mentalist, or Fringe (Dr. Armand Silva).
The casting news was released and the actor’s wife later confirmed it on her Twitter account. Alon’s role is said to be a “particularly evil mad scientist”. Unfortunately, we don’t know if that is in fact Hugo Strange or could it be Dr. Robert Kirkland Langstrom, the infamous Man-Bat?
The film stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters July 20th, 2012
Let Nerdbastards know your thoughts What are your thoughts about this last-mintue casting? Do you think this could Dr. Strange?
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In related news the budget for The Dark Knight Rises has been set at $250 million dollars. Heres a look at past budgets.
Batman Begins: Approx. $150 million
The Dark Knight: Approx. $185 million
The Dark Knight Rises: Approx. $250 million
The LA Times reports the partnership between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. revealed that The Dark Knight Rises will have the whopping $250 million for it’s budget.
“While Legendary was a 50/50 partner on 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and sold 16 million DVDs, the film financing and production company has for months been trying to secure a similar ownership stake in the sequel. The film, which like the last two Batman pictures will be directed by Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, is expected to cost at least $250 million to produce.“
$250 million budget, what tricks do you think Nolan will pull out of his magic directing bag with that kind of money? I am betting this movie will be over the top visually.