Casting Notices for The Dark Knight Rises and 21 Jump Street

Two bits of casting news today. The first has Christopher Nolan’s already stuffed to the gills “The Dark Knight Rises” adding yet another castmember in Josh Stewart. Predictably, no word on what character Stewart will play, but like the previous Batman movies, it’ll probably be a minor role that, except for the fact it’s in a Nolan Batman movie, would never have made it into the news.

Stewart joins Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Gordon, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, along with Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The bat rises July 20, 2012.

Over at “21 Jump Street”, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added “The Office” actress Ellie Kemper (also recently in the comedy hit “Bridesmaids”) to their young undercover cops in high school movie.

Unlike “The Dark Knight Rises”, though, we know what character Kemper will play, which in this case is “Ms. Griggs, an annoyingly sincere chemistry teacher who’s attracted to Tatum’s character and surprised when she discovers he’s not a real student.”

Because, you know, Channing Tatum can pass for a teenager. Riiiiiiiiiight.