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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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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • November 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    The talk have already begun.. Since Rachel have just been cast as the female lead in David Hare’s new movie called “page 8”
    The Concern is that “page 8” will start shooting(January) just after Rachel is finished shooting “The Deep Blue Sea” And that The Dark Knight starts the first quarter of 2011. If you look at “The Dark Knight Rises” it says it will begin shooting in April. So i can still be that Rachel may accept an offer it comes her way!! 😀

  • November 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    Batman 3 goes into procduction in April, this film starts in janurary. Rachel has plenty of time to do both films.

  • November 28, 2010 | Permalink |

    I hope Rachel can do both films, beacuse i believe she would be amazing in The Dark Knight Rises.

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