MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is renewing his fascination with the Caped Crusader by appearing in a scene in the next Batman movie, ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ which will get its first public showing in Vermont.

Leahy says he learned recently that he will appear in a scene with Christian Bale, who plays Batman, and Morgan Freeman.

The movie will be screened July 15 in Williston ahead of the movie’s July 20 U.S. premiere.

Leahy says he will be joined for the Vermont showing by Warner Brothers Entertainment CEO Barry Meyer.

The Democratic senator also appeared in “The Dark Knight” in 2007.

The Vermont showing will benefit the children’s library at Montpelier’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Echo at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Burlington.

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