The actor has joined the cast as the DC Comics supervillain, Warner Bros confirmed to The Independent on Thursday.
Jonah Hill was previously in talks for the part, but those talks “broke down”, Deadline reported on Wednesday.
The Batman is expected for 25 June, 2021 in the US and in the UK.
Dano’s dual roles as Paul Sunday and Eli Sunday in the 2007 There Will Be Blood earned him a BAFTA nomination.
In 2016, Dano was in the running for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Love & Mercy.
His recent credits include the acclaimed limited series Escape at Dannemora, for which he was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
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