Inception adds star cast, but keeps mum on plot details

dicaprio-cotillard-page-murphyAlmost two months after just hearing about it, the lead cast has been announced for Christopher Nolan’s next movie from Warner Bros. that will not begin with a “B” and end in “-atman.”

Earlier in March, Variety reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was “final negotiations” to star in Inception, which is currently set for a July 16, 2010 release date. Looks like those negotiations worked, because now he’s considered the movie’s lead. Joining him, also according to Variety, will be Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, and Ellen Page.

Out of the four of them, only Murphy has worked with Nolan before (it was his “blink and you’ll miss it” cameo as the Scarecrow in the beginning of The Dark Knight). He’s also the only one of the four of them who has not yet been nominated for or won an Academy Award.

Once you know the latter fact, getting rid of the fantastical mental image of him sitting alone in the commissary while the other three are at a table next to him, talking about how wonderful it is to go to the Oscars as a nominee is very difficult. But I’ll try.

However, I’ll also note that even the vaunted scribes at Variety aren’t being made privy to any of the details of the plot or what DiCaprio’s three recently announced co-stars will be doing in the film. It’s still being only described as “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind”—which is driving the reporter in me crazy—but as a movie fan and Christopher Nolan fan, I don’t want whatever surprises he’ll throw my way to be ruined by knowing what’s going to happen. That’s why I didn’t run to pick up the book that The Prestige was based on before going to see the movie; I wanted to see the movie first.

2010 can’t come fast enough.

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Posted on April 2, 2009 at 06:16 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by sara
    on 2009-04-02 at 07:34
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    murphy also worked with chris nolan in batman begins…

  2. Written by milesperminute
    on 2009-04-02 at 08:24
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    I have no idea what it is – but I’m excited.

  3. Written by Number_6
    on 2009-04-02 at 08:27
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    Sara- Yeah, I guess the writer of the article must have blinked for a couple of hours and missed that one.

  4. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2009-04-02 at 09:20
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    Trisha Lynn, your comic book geek credentials have been revoked.

  5. Written by Mike D.
    on 2009-04-02 at 09:33
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    Hey Gordon, did you ever end up reading The Prestige? I thought that the book was absolutely awesome, but that the movie was a bit underwhelming. What did you think?

  6. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2009-04-02 at 11:09
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    I’m more of a movie/comics guy than a novel reader, so no.

    I’ve never even seen the movie of The Prestige, although I hear it’s good. I’ll get around to it sooner or later.

  7. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2009-04-02 at 20:56
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    @Gordon: *sigh, turns in comics-geek badge*

  8. Written by DJ Purkis
    on 2009-04-02 at 22:48
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    Nobody even told me there were badges. Man, what a gyp.

    I’d also like to put forward a strong recommendation toward seeing The Prestige…although I haven’t read the book.

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