lilotom460inset.jpgHardy photo courtesy of Warner Bros., Bane courtesy of DC Comics

Lindsay Lohan's rumored beau, Tom Hardy, has been cast as the muscular and villainous character Bane in the upcoming Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises.

Director Christopher Nolan, who also announced Anne Hathaway will be part of the cast, said the following about adding Hardy to the movie:

    “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.”

A source close to Lindsay previously told X17online exclusively, Lindsay's "heart is with Tom Hardy."

Our source added:

    "Lindsay loves how Tom has been sober for years, and she wants to make sure she follows in that path. He's a good looking guy with a great career who has overcome some major obstacles. They're perfect together. Lindsay hopes it will turn into a serious relationship. She's really into him."

Too bad Lilo wasn't added to The Dark Knight Rises cast. Linds would have made an epic Catwoman!