John Turturro to Play Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Character first appears in “Batman Begins” played by Tom Wilkinson

Last Updated: November 22, 2019 @ 2:53 PM

John Turturro will star as Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” the director announced on Twitter on Friday.

Carmine Falcone first appeared in “Batman Begins” played by English actor Tom Wilkinson. The character made its debut in the comic books in the four-part story “Batman: Year One,” written by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli in 1987. In the comics, Carmine Falcone is a powerful mafia boss nicknamed “The Roman.”

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Turturro is joining the cast which includes Zoe Kravitz who has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman and Paul Dano who has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler. TheWrap previously reported that Andy Serkis was in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell was in talks to star as The Penguin. Jeffrey Wright is playing Commissioner Gordon, while Jayme Lawson is set to star as well.

Turturro most recently starred in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Landline,” “Gloria Bell” and “The Jesus Rolls.” He was also a recurring character on the mini-series “The Night Of,” and also starred in “Difficult People,” “The Name of the Rose,” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”

His other big projects include “Do the Right Thing” (1989), “Miller’s Crossing” (1990), “Barton Fink” (1991), “The Big Lebowski” (1998) and “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000).

He is represented by ICM Partners.

“The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.

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