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Gordon-Levitt On For Dark Knight Rises
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21 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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He’s been pinging the rumour radar for a while now, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is finally officially on board Chris Nolan’s third (and likely final) Bat-outing, The Dark Knight Rises. And not only has his involvement been confirmed, but it appears that his character has also leaked, with Variety reporting him as Alberto Falcone.

If the surname sounds familiar, that’s because he’s the son of Mafia boss Carmine, as played by Tom Wilkinson back in Batman Begins. If it pans out, it would offer a nice sense of synchronicity and closure for Nolan’s adventures in Gotham City. The character cropped up in The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory and is psychopathic serial murderer The Holiday Killer, who picks off criminals linked to his father.

Naturally, Nolan may just pick and choose what elements he uses from Alberto’s story, but he’s a solid fit for the more realistic world that the director has crafted for Bruce Wayne and co.

Gordon-Levitt’s casting is hardly a surprise given that Nolan has already recruited at least one of his Inception team, with Tom Hardy aboard to play fellow villain Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Bat-regulars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.

Another possible new addition is Juno Temple, who the trade mag is apparently being considered for the role of a street-smart Gotham girl. Expect an official announcement as soon as Nolan makes a decision (or decides to release information about the choice)…

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RE: Nolan's way
Well that's The Long Halloween purchased. And now to find out what the craic is. More

Posted by BishopQuaker at 12:12 on 23 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Nolan's way
I was wanting to get The Long Halloween but now it looks like I need to get it as a matter of urgency! I have to say the name "The Holiday Killer" doesn't really fit in with some of the characters in Nolan's Bat-Universe, but thats only because it sounds a bit unimaginative - not Nolan's fault obviously! Should be interesting to see how this works out. My question is, is having Selina Kyle, Bane AND if we are right in thinking JGL is The Holiday Killer in the same film a bit much More

Posted by BishopQuaker at 16:36 on 21 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Jobs for the boys?
@Varkko Stush It's called loyalty and friendship. If the persons right for the role and you know they'll play it well, you pick them. It's also part of Auteur Theory but that's really more for people looking in on a production rather than the directors themselves. For example, an Auteur uses the same style, crew and actors for multiple films. I wrote about how Nolan was an auteur for part of my film course, since, like you said, he prefers using the same actors in many films and has a set More

Posted by RandyChimp at 23:07 on 20 March 2011 | Report This Post

Yes JGL! I'm gonna have to take spare pants to see this film! More

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