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Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Dark Knight Rises'

February 2, 2011 (6:29 am) GMT
In the upcoming film that will reunite 'Inception' director Christopher Nolan and its star Hardy, Gordon-Levitt is rumored to play villainous Hugo Strange.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Another casting report comes from "". who has worked with Christopher Nolan for "" is in talks to join the upcoming installment of Batman trilogy by Nolan, so Deadline Hollywood says.

This way, the site confirms rumor first emerging in mid-2010 that Gordon-Levitt will star in the superhero film. While Deadline does not know the role that is offered to the "" actor, Ain't It Cool News speculates that he might appear as Hugo Strange. However, previous report linked him to another villainous character, The Riddler.

If Gordon-Levitt indeed signs up for "The Dark Knight Rises", he will reunite not only with Nolan but also his "Inception" co-star . Hardy has been officially cast as villain Bane in the movie.

will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne aka Batman and is tapped to portray Selina Kyle. Principal photography is expected to be kicked off in May for a planned July 20, 2012 release date in the U.S.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will next be seen in drama comedy "". He additionally has wrapped the production for "" and is currently filming "" which has him teaming up with .

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