'The Dark Knight Rises' Adds Brett Cullen And Chris Ellis

Briefly: We just heard that Matthew Modine, Tom Conti and Joey King would join Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway in the cast of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, the now-shooting The Dark Knight Rises. Now they're getting company in the form of Brett Cullen (LOST, Ghost Rider) and Chris Ellis (Catch Me If You Can, Transformers). Both are solid, veteran character actors. We probably won't see much of either man in the final film, but I'd expect both guys to be more than capable.

They'll play a judge (Cullen) and a priest (Ellis). That's actually more info than we'd usually expect to get in a somewhat minor casting brief for a Christopher Nolan film. [Variety]