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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Rated PG-13?

Tom Hardy The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises has been rated PG-13 "for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language," according to various online reports. Now, that Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman movie will get a PG-13 rating is totally expected, but at this point in time the only PG-13-rated The Dark Knight Rises listed on the Motion Picture Association of America's website is The Dark Knight Rises' Prologue. That's it.

The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20. A few weeks ago, Nolan reportedly screened a rough cut of the film to Warner Bros. executives. No word on whether or not the film is actually ready to be rated. The purported source for this news is a "Warner Bros. exhibitor's" site.

So, either the MPAA will release an official rating to The Dark Knight Rises on Monday, or ... this is another "Gary Ross is out of The Hunger Games' sequel Catching Fire" even though Ross apparently remains a player.

Written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises stars Batman Begins / The Dark Knight's Christian Bale, Les Misérables / Love and Other Drugs' Anne Hathaway, La Vie en Rose / Inception's Marion Cotillard, This Means War / Wettest Country's Tom Hardy, Looper / Premium Rush's Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sleuth / Alfie' Michael Caine, Driving Miss Daisy / The Shawshank Redemption's Morgan Freeman, Reuben Reuben / Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence's Tom Conti, and Pacific Heights / Full Metal Jacket's Matthew Modine.

Also: Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Aidan Gillen, Adam Rodriguez, and Rob Brown.

Tom Hardy / The Dark Knight Rises photo: Ron Phillips / Warner Bros.

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