Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been cast in Christopher Nolan's new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Cotillard will play the role of Talia al Ghul and Joseph Gordon-Levitt that of Roman Sionis, also known as Black Mask.

The actors join the cast alongside Christina Bale who will return to his title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

On casting Cotillard, Nolan said, I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Marion again and have no doubt she will be a great addition to our ensemble cast and bring to life a key part of the universe we have created as we finish our story.

As for Gordon-Levitt, Nolan said, I am thrilled to be working with Joseph again after a delightful experience working with him on 'Inception' and am certain he will deliver another thrilling performance as one of Batman's most popular villains.

Both Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt stared in Nolan's 2010 film Inception.

Cotillard is also known for her roles in La Vie En Rose, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress, and 2009's musical Nine.

Gordon-Levitt is best known for his role as Tom Hansen in the film (500) Days of Summer.

Last month Tom Hardy was cast by Nolan to play the role of Bane and Oscar host Anne Hathaway will play the role of Selena Kyle. In the comic books, Kyle eventually becomes the Catwoman.

Nolan will produce the film with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.