Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Juno Temple in Talks for a Role [UPDATED: JGL Playing Alberto Falcone]

     March 18, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Juno Temple slice

Rumors abound when it comes to any news surrounding Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Though we don’t yet know what role he will be playing, we can at long last confirm that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be joining the cast of the final act of Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Gordon-Levitt will reunite with Nolan and Tom Hardy, both of whom he worked with in Inception. It’s also rumored that Inception cast member Marion Cotillard may complete the reunion.

An additional casting mention involves a supporting role for indie upstart, Juno Temple (Cracks). The character description is listed only as “a street-smart Gotham girl.” Hit the jump for a recap on who Gordon-Levitt might be playing and other The Dark Knight Rises coverage.

[Update: Variety is reporting that Gordon-Levitt will portray Alberto Falcone, also known as the villain the Holiday Killer, a serial killer who murders his victims on holidays. Falcone is the son of crime boss Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins), bringing Nolan’s trilogy full-circle. The report also states that Temple is eying the role of a “street-smart Gotham girl.” With The Dark Knight Rises filming soon, expect more casting announcements in the coming weeks.]

The confirmation of Gordon-Levitt casting in The Dark Knight Rises was broken by Variety, though few details of just who he will be playing have escaped the Nolan camp. Gordon-Levitt will be all over the movie screens in the coming year, but he hasn’t signed on for any other new projects, which leaves his schedule clear for filming this summer.

So we know that Anne Hathaway is confirmed as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Tom Hardy is Bane, but who will JGL play?  Will it be Robin?  Perhaps Alberto Falcone, aka the Holiday Killer?  Could it be Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask?  Might it be The Riddler, Deadshot or some other as-of-yet unspeculated character?  We don’t know.  No one knows except, presumably, one man: Christopher Nolan.  And he’s not talking.  But when he does, we’ll report it here alongside all our other The Dark Knight Rises coverage.

The Dark Knight Rises, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman and, oh yeah, Christian Bale, is set to open July 20, 2012.

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