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Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms Dark Knight Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer

Story by Jack Foley

UPDATED: So, just one day after Joseph Gordon-Levitt was confirmed for The Dark Knight Rises, it’s now also been revealed which character he will be playing.

And (drum roll) he will portray Alberto Falcone, the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins.

Plot details are, however, remaining under wraps, so it’s not yet known how Falcone will figure.

Previously posted: Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears to have confirmed a deal to star in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises – but which role he will play is being kept firmly under wraps.

According to Variety, the actor has brought several weeks’ worth of speculation to a close by agreeing to reunite with his Inception director.

Now, the countdown begins to see who he will play – although, again, speculation is rife that it’ll either be The Riddler or Deadshot, a member of the villainous League of Shadows. The smart money is on the latter.

Nolan, for his part, is electing to keep fans in the dark for as long as possible.

But with rumours and speculation emerging on a weekly basis he has his work cut out particularly as, no sooner had Gordon-Levitt’s deal reportedly been locked then more rumours began to emerge of another potential cast member.

And that concerns indie actress Juno Temple, who is reportedly being eyed for a supporting role as ‘a street-smart Gotham girl’.

Both Warner Bros. and representatives for both stars have declined to comment thus far.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012.

Gordon-Levitt will next be seen opposite Natalie Portman in the indie drama Hesher, and alongside Seth Rogen in Jonathan Levine’s cancer comedy 50/50.

He also recently completed David Koepp’s thriller Premium Rush and is currently filming Rian Johnson’s sci-fi pic Looper, which co-stars Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.

Temple, who was last seen on UK screens in Jordan Scott’s Cracks, has a number of indie flicks on the way, includingElgin James’ Little Birds and Sundance festival hit Dirty Girl.

She also recently wrapped on Killer Joe opposite Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, as well as Jack and Diane.

Temple is, however, beginning to tap her feet back into mainstream water (she last appeared in the multi-plex friendly Year One, with a role as Queen Anne in Paul W.S. Anderson’s adaptation of The Three Musketeers.

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