Heroes actor to play Mafia kingpin in The Dark Knight.
Eric Roberts will play a Mafia kingpin in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight, the sequel to 2005′s Batman Begins, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Roberts, who has been appearing in a recurring role on the NBC series Heroes, will join the film’s production in June.
The Dark Knight also stars returning players Christian Bale as Batman along with Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. New to the sequel, which hits theaters July 18, 2008, are Maggie Gyllenhaal (replacing Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes), Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, and Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Source: LA Times via SciFi.com