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04/09/2011 08:24 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2011

Josh Pence In 'The Dark Knight Rises': 'Social Network' Star Cast In New Batman Film

This 'The Social Network' star has landed a role in another blockbuster film -- and this time, audiences will actually get to see his face.

Josh Pence, who played opposite Armie Hammer as a Winklevoss twin (Hammer's head was digitally placed on Pence's body, cutting out his speaking parts), has been cast in the upcoming Batman epic, "The Dark Knight Rises." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pence will play young Ra's Al Ghul, the villain played by Liam Neeson in Nolan's first caped crusader film, "Batman Begins."

Pence will star in flashback scenes reaching back 30 years, THR reports. He joins an already star studded cast; Joseph Gordon-Levitt will similarly play a villain, while Anne Hathaway will take on Selena Kyle/Catwoman. Additionally, according to THR, Marion Cotillard, who has long been rumored to be joining the film, will play Thalia Al Ghul, Ra's daughter. Christian Bale will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne by day and Batman by night.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is the third and final chapter of Nolan's Batman series, a critically acclaimed and massive box office success. Jeff Robinov, the head of Warner Bros. films, said recently that Nolan will stay on as producer of a new, "reimagined" Batman franchise following "The Dark Knight Rises."

Pence had a supporting role in 2009's "The Things We Carry," and just wrapped filming the board game-based film "Battleship," with, of all people, Liam Neeson.

For more, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.