Batman-news was given the following info a while ago, but held on to it as they couldn't verify.
However, when Warner Bros. released the first official pic of Hathaway - that seemed verification enough.
"Catwoman is apparently one of the most well written characters we’ve seen in these movies so far and she could potentially steal the show the way Heath Ledger did last time. She does some cool stuff in the movie like jumping out of windows and stealing the Batpod. Her back story is that she has a history of abuse and works as a stripper and is also a pickpocket."
If I am not mistaken, Catwoman was a prostitute at one time in the comics. So I suppose being a stripper is the "safe" way to go for Nolan.
And for those wondering if Hathaway is going to look more like Catwoman, it is being said that the stunt double has been seen with a mask.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christan Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.
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