According to Variety, Rob Brown, last seen on the big screen in the 2008 Ernie Davis football biopic The Express, has signed on to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan-directed action thriller, which we have given much coverage on the site, also stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Anne Hathaway. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released July 20, 2012.

Brown, repped by WME and Affirmative Entertainment, has had prominent roles in the films Coach Carter, Take The Lead and Finding Forrester. He also co-starred in the HBO series Treme.

I guess casting is still going on at this stage of the game! We've already seen Anne Hathaway and her stunt double in action. Anyhow, we don't know what role he'll be taking on, but I'm glad to see him come back to the big screen. He's an actor I appreciate and wish to see more of. :-)