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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Fight By "The Dark Knight" Side

March 9, 2007 (4:36 am) GMT
Maggie Gyllenhaal is reported to be in final negotiations to assume the role of Rachel Dawes in "The Dark Knight."

Stop all the fuzz about who to replace in "", folks, as Variety finally has brought in reliable news stating that is one step away from becoming Rachel Dawes, the role that the "Dawson's Creek" star dropped earlier this year.

By the time she signs the papers, the Golden Globe-nominated actress will then officially be the part of the star-studded cast which has already cast both and apart from original members like and . Rumors previously were heavy on her, , and being approached to play the character.

Financed by both Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, "Knight" is the second installment in the revitalized "Batman" franchise which first took form in 2005's "." Christopher Nolan is back to direct for a planned summer 2008 release while also serving as producers alongside Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

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