Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes Over for Katie Holmes in Dark Knight

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Oops. Even The Hollywood Gossip gets it wrong sometimes.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

We had initially reported that Rachel McAdams was on board for the next Batman movie, Dark Knight. But please allow us a mulligan.

It's now been confirmed that Maggie Gyllenhaal will take over the role of Rachel Dawes in the upcoming follow-up to Batman Begins. Yes, that's the role played by Katie Holmes, who reportedly had to drop out due to schedule conflict; aka, a demand by her insane husband.

Or is Mrs. Cruise not available because she'll be knocked up with a sibling for Suri Cruise? We'll be sure to keep you posted.

Either way, director Christopher Nolan is psyched to have Gyllenhaal in the film: "I'm extremely excited to work with an actress of Maggie's caliber, and she's a great addition to the cast as we continue our story."

Others in the cast include Heath Ledger as the Joker and Aaron Eckhart as the villain, Two-Face.

Meanwhile, the involvement of Gyllenhaal will likely leave adorable celebrity baby Ramona in the hands of her father, Peter Sarsgaard for awhile. But that's okay. We'd trust him with our kid.

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