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Daniel Sunjata, 2 more for ‘Dark Knight’

Klattenhoff, Gorman lining up for small roles

“Rescue Me” star Daniel Sunjata is in early talks for a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Sunjata will play a courageous special forces operative in the Warner Bros. sequel, which will lens in Pittsburgh this summer.

Additionally, Diego Klattenhoff has been offered the part of a rookie cop who is looking to make a difference, while character actor Burn Gorman (“Layer Cake”) is also being eyed for a supporting role in the superhero pic.

Christian Bale is returning to defend Gotham from newly-cast villains Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Other cast members include Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Juno Temple and Josh Pence, who was recently cast as a young Ra’s Al Ghul, the character Liam Neeson played in “Batman Begins.”

Nolan, who penned the screenplay with his brother Jonathan, will produce with his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas, as well as Charles Roven.

Warner Bros. will release “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012.

Sunjata recently guest starred on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” and he’ll soon be seen opposite Katherine Heigl in Lionsgate’s “One For the Money.” Thesp previously appeared in the rom-coms “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”

Klattenhoff is set to star in Howard Gordon’s new Showtime series “Homeland,” which could cause a scheduling conflict with “Dark Knight.” Thesp recently wrapped the indie drama “Firebird,” which stars Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy.

Gorman is best known for starring on the BBC series “Torchwood,” and he’ll soon appear in Rodrigo Cortes’ “Red Lights” as well as “Johnny English Reborn.”

Sunjata is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment. Klattenhoff is repped by Paradigm and Levine/Okwu/Erickson, while Independent Talent Group and Luber Roklin Entertainment rep Gorman.

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