This news just hit. The cast list keeps getting longer and longer. American actor Josh Pence will play a younger version of Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul. A-list and “A-Team” actor Liam Neeson originally portrayed Ra’s Al Ghul in “Batman Begins.” Pence’s largest role to date was as Tyler Winklevoss (Body Double) in David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” He has wrapped the film “Battleship” for Universal, and is currently filming “The Algerian” with director Giovanni Zelko.
Here’s what THR says:
“Sources say Pence will appear in scenes that take place 30 years prior to the present story.”
“The Dark Knight Rises” will be released on July 20th, 2012. The film will star Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Josh Pence, Juno Temple, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Christopher Nolan will write and direct the film.
Sources: THR, IMDb