According to an Interview with ESPN Kate Mara auditioned for the role of Catwoman before it was given to Ann Hathaway. Here’s what she said about it:
Did you see Hines’ stint as a Gotham Rogue in the new Batman trailer? In a way you almost worked alongside Ward … is it true you were being considered for the role of Catwoman?
No, I haven’t seen the trailer yet but I am sure it is awesome. Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors and just to get the opportunity to test for such an iconic role as Catwoman was a honor. I couldn’t talk about it for a while because the movie was so top-secret but I am excited to see how it all turns out.