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Robin Williams Cast as Dr. Hugo Strange in Batman's the Dark Knight Rises

Robin Williams has been cast as Dr. Hugo Strange in the upcoming Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. The fifty nine year old comedian's role in the next Batman film was confirmed via a Tweet made at Batman On Film. The Twitter post read: "RW as Strange? Hmmm..."

Williams is set to portray a psychotic psychologist enlisted to assist Gotham police officers capture Batman in a storyline based on the Batman comic entitled "Prey." The cast includes: Tom Hardy as Bane, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kale/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine as Alfred.

The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters on July 20, 2012.

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