Nolan continues casting the hell out of ‘Inception’

Posted by · 9:41 pm · May 4th, 2009

Add Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy to the ever-expanding, impressive slate of actors signed up for Christopher Nolan’s still-shrouded-in-mystery “Inception.”  Watanabe, of course, will be re-teaming with Nolan after starring in 2005’s “Batman Begins,” while Hardy was making waves earlier this year in the Sundance hit “Bronson” (you might recall the amusing story Michael Shannon told about that film back at the Santa Barbara Film Festival).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Watanabe will play the film’s villain, a man who is blackmailing DiCaprio. Hardy is a member of DiCaprio’s team.”  Can’t…friggin…wait.

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  • 1 5-04-2009 at 10:43 pm

    Pete said...

    Wow. If this isn’t an Oscar contender, I don’t know what is.

  • 2 5-04-2009 at 11:02 pm

    Jester said...

    To Pete: Gone With the Wind

    That’s always a safe bet.

  • 3 5-04-2009 at 11:12 pm

    Vito said...

    Awesome. Nolan is one of the best filmmakers around. I’ll see just about anything he’ll do.

  • 4 5-05-2009 at 1:07 am

    Brian said...

    A great cast doesn’t make anything an Oscar contender, especially if this goes more sci-fi.

    DELIGHTED to see Hardy not in the villain role.

  • 5 5-05-2009 at 1:48 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Tom Hardy is a star in the making. Thrilled to see Nolan noticing that.

  • 6 5-05-2009 at 3:30 am

    AJ said...

    I agree about Hardy being a star in the making, and indeed the emerging young British acting talent in general is incredibly promising.

    I remember an article from at least 5 or 6 years ago which had conducted a survey of UK directors, producers, casting etc. on the young unknown male actors most likely to become the future stars of British acting. They were James McAvoy, Ben Wishaw and Tom Hardy – and a few more can probably be added to that list.

    Also very excited about Inception, and Watanabe never disappoints.

  • 7 5-05-2009 at 4:56 am

    AmericanRequiem said...

    alright, now lets cast Gary Oldman please, Ill take Leo over Bale any day though

  • 8 5-05-2009 at 2:18 pm

    Pete said...

    To Brian: But a great director, writer, and crew does make an awards contender. I believe the writer/director is Oscar caliber (nolan was nominated for writing Memento) and about 98% of the crew have been Oscar nominated (He works with the same crew on every film – and all of them, basically, were nominated for an Oscar with The Dark Knight).

  • 9 5-05-2009 at 2:20 pm

    Pete said...

    I’ve been hearing from inside cricles that this film is in no way a typical SCI-FI movie. So, don’t go expecting Star Wars or Blade Runner. Apparently the concept is sci-fi, but is executed in the real world with a real world grittiness – it takes place in the modern world, and there is no indication that it could be sci-fi, except for the things the characters do in the film. Which I cannot say.

  • 10 5-05-2009 at 2:22 pm

    Pete said...

    And, yes, I do have a little info on this film. If you guys would like the info, I can only share through e-mail.

  • 11 5-05-2009 at 2:40 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Pete: HIT ME UP.

  • 12 5-05-2009 at 2:54 pm

    adam said...

    lukey37 @ hotmail . com

    Feel free to give me a buzz with info (remove the spaces from email etc)

  • 13 5-05-2009 at 5:04 pm

    Jack said...

    Can you send it to georgiestevenson @ hotmail . com? That would be amazing.

  • 14 5-05-2009 at 7:46 pm

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  • 15 5-05-2009 at 9:21 pm

    Chris said...

    I’m pretty sure that this and The Rum Diary are my most anticipated movies of 2010. Can’t wait.