Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be joining his "Inception" co-star Tom Hardy along with Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale in the third Batman movie by Christopher Nolan.
According to Variety, Levitt will play Alberto Falcone, the son of major crime boss and "Batman Begins" villain Carmine Falcone, who was played by Tom Wilkinson in the film. Alberto Falcone is also rumored to be The Holiday Killer, a serial killer who goes on murder sprees on holidays. It was once rumored that Gordon would evenutally play The Riddler, however, Nolan dismissed the idea of having the villian appear in the film.
Nolan, who directed Levitt in "Inception," and the film's studio, Warner Bros. Films, have not confirmed the reports.
In addition to Levitt, the film has also reportedly seeking to cast Juno Temple in "a supporting role as a street-smart Gotham girl." 21-year-old Temple has acted in films like "Year One," "Notes on a Scandal," "The Other Boleyn Girl," and "Greenberg."
"The Dark Knight Rises" is set for release on July 20, 2012. It was confirmed in mid-January that Anne Hathaway, an upcoming Academy Awards co-host, will star in "The Dark Knight Rises" as Selina Kyle, whose alter-ego is Catwoman. In the DC comic books, the character is the love interest of Bruce Wayne, who masquerades as the superhero Batman and who is played by Christian Bale.
Tom Hardy has been cast as the villain Bane, an escaped convict who gains superhuman strength due to a series of drug experiments. Hardy, a 33-year-old British actor, also starred in Nolan's 2010 thriller "Inception."
Cotillard won an Oscar for Best Actress in 2007 for her performance as Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose." It was reported in January that she and French actor and director Guillaume Canet were expecting their first baby. Their child is due in April, People reported. The couple met while filming the 2003 film "Love Me if You Dare" and began dating in 2007.