Since we're all impatient buggers who can't wait until The Dark Knight opens to see who is playing who and what the plot will be like, there's some more scoop to chew on. Obviously, if you're sensitive about spoilers, skip the post -- this info talks about a specific scene and side-plot to the film. In May, Erik Davis posted that Anthony Michael Hall, currently being freaky on The Dead Zone, had signed on for a part in the movie. The actor said he wouldn't say who he was playing: "I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can't say which part I'm playing because it affects the story. I can't give away the suspense - it's a $200 million surprise, and I don't want to be the guy to ruin it."

It seems like that expensive surprise is out of the bag, if some inside scoop shared with Hollywood Chicago is to be believed -- but I don't think it's that expensive of a revelation. Hall will play a reporter for the GCN who is really jealous of the lovely Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). The guy must be one heck of a reporter, or come from money too, because he has the same car as Wayne -- a Lamborghini Murcielago. He finds out that Bruce is Batman and wants to use his work to out the secret (as an antagonist rather than a villain). The Joker (Heath Ledger*) isn't happy about this and sets out to stop him. Really, the source could've said that Hall's character challenges him to a sumo-suit duel and I would be happy -- the film has got a great cast and should be one heck of a ride.

[via IGN]

*Name corrected thanks to mbstrlbstr.