Rachel Weisz joins “Page 8;” Out of the “Dark Knight” race?
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: You might be able to scratch one actress’s name of the list of potential female performers lining up for a part in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”
That’s because Rachel Weisz — who yesterday was on a short-list of Batman candidates alongside Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman and every other beautiful starlet in a five-block radius – has flipped over to David Hare’s spy thriller “Page 8, which begins shooting in January.
The title, according to the Daily Mail, refers to the eighth page in a top-secret document. Weisz joins a spectacular cast that reportedly includes Bill Nighy as an MI5 operative, Michael Gambon as the director general of the Security Service, Judy Davis, and Ralph Fiennes, whom she worked with on her Oscar-winning vehicle, “The Constant Gardener.”
David Hare was nominated for two Oscars for penning “The Hours” and “The Reader.” But Hare hasn’t directed a film since 1997’s “The Designated Mourner.” Doesn’t matter. With that cast, “Page 8” already is off to a tremendous start. More on this thriller as it develops.
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