Turturro Heads To Gotham
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is coming to cinemas in 2021 and here’s some news about its casting. John Turturro has joined the production and here’s a few details on this courtesy of Variety…
Reeves announced on Twitter that Turturro would be playing Carmine Falcone, the Gotham City gangster and adversary to the Caped Crusader. He joins a cast that includes Zoe Kravitz, who will play Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, Paul Dano, who will play the Riddler, Colin Farrell, who will play the Penguin, Jeffrey Wright, who will play commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis, who will play Alfred, are also on board.
Tom Wilkinson had previously played the Falcone role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics adaptation is expected to start this summer. An official start date has not yet been set, although sources tell Variety that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020. The Batman is scheduled to hit cinemas June 25, 2021.
Turturro can be seen next in The Big Lebowski spinoff “Jesus Rolls” and has the HBO limited series The Plot Against America coming up. He was also recently seen in Netflix’s animated series Green Eggs and Ham and was Emmy-nominated in 2017 for the HBO series The Night Of.
We here at Tripwire have always enjoyed Turturro as an actor and think he’s a good addition to the film.