Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Alberto 'The Holiday Killer' Falcone In The Dark Knight Rises
Well, that was quick! On the heels of yesterday's news that he was officially joining the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, son of Tom Wilkinson's Carmine Falcone, but better known perhaps as the Holiday Killer. So what do we know about Alberto?
Patterned slightly after an amalgam of Michael and Fredo Corleone, Alberto was never allowed into the Carmine family crime business by his father Carmine, who saw his son as ineffectual but also wished to spare his the pain of a life of crime. Alberto decided to break into the family business by rubbing out members of both the Falcone family and other rival families, usually by tying in the murders to a holiday.
The presence of Alberto Falcone might mean that the script is following the "Dark Victory" storyline, where Catwoman suspects that she might be Carmine Falcone's illegitimate daughter. Or it could mean nothing! After all, Christopher Nolan hasn't been shy about picking and choosing what bits of story and canon to follow and which to ignore. But allow me a moment of grief that Gordon-Levitt truly will not be playing the Riddler. God, he would have rocked that part.