Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Just when you thought that all the major stars of Christopher Nolan‘s Inception had been announced. Warner Bros adds two more names to the list. The Dark Knight director will reteam with Batman Begins star Ken Watanabe, who will play the film’s villain, a man who is blackmailing Leonardo DiCaprio’s character. Tom Hardy, who got raves playing the title role in Bronson at Sundance, will play a member of DiCaprio’s team.
Details about the project are being kept tightly under wraps. All we know so far is that the movie is a contemporary science fiction action movie “set within the architecture of the mind.”
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the lead, a CEO-type, Marion Cotillard (La Vie en rose, Public Enemies) is his wife, Ellen Page (Juno) is a young college grad student and DiCaprio’s sidekick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays an associate working for DiCaprio. Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Sunshine) and Michael Caine are also signed on, but no details are known about their characters.
Inception will begin production this summer, and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 16th 2010.