According to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Nolan has shown the first cut of “The Dark Knight Rises” to the top tier at Warner Bros.

According to the article, the executives grouped to watch the rough cut of the film include film chief Jeff Robinov and production president Greg Silverman. The reason for the early preview is so that Nolan will be able to have enough time to edit the film. From where I’m standing, I see it as a perfect plan. It’s probably one that could have benefited other Hollywood films if the avenue was taken. You can read more about the early screening and the editing process at The Hollywood Reporter.

What do you think of the early screening? Do you think it will benefit the film? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, who must battle terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy) while dealing with the sometimes heroine/sometimes villain Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway). Also starring in the film are Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Joey King, Josh Pence and Marion Cotillard. The film will be in theaters July 20.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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