'The Dark Knight Rises': Batman Film Adds Modine, King, Conti

New Batman Film Adds THREE New Stars

As if to replenish the mystery it leaked with the creepy viral Tom Hardy as Bane image that kicked off its promotional campaign, "The Dark Knight Rises" on Friday quietly added three new cast members in largely unspecified roles.

According to Variety, actors Matthew Modine, Tom Conti and Joey King (an 11-year old who starred in last summer's "Ramona and Beezus") have joined the cast of director Christopher Nolan's epic final Batman film. Their roles are unknown, beyond the morsel that Modine's character will be named Nixon (semi-irrelevant unless, of course, someone's reanimated the late President).

The three join a star-studded cast; beyond Hardy as evil Bane, Christian Bale is back as Batman, with Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing his allies in the Gotham Police Department.

Anne Hathaway won a hard-fought battle to play Selena Kyle/Catwoman, while Marion Cotillard, will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises employee. Josh Pence, body double from "The Social Network," will show his face as young Ra's al Ghul.

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