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Watanabe And Hardy Join Inception
Joining Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film

05 May 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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The cast of Christopher Nolan's Inception continues to mushroom in size and talent quotient, with the news that Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy have signed up to join Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film.

The plot's still under wraps, with that line about it being "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind" still all that anyone has to go on, but we do know that Watanabe, who previously worked with Nolan on Batman Begins, is playing a villain who's blackmailing DiCaprio's character, and that Hardy will play a member of a team led by DiCaprio's "CEO type". We're a little worried that Nolan appears to be typecasting Watanabe as a bad guy when in fact he's one of the nicest guys in showbusiness.

 The film's due to shoot this summer for release next, by which time hopefully we'll have a clue what's going on with it beyond that single line of description.


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SOUNDS GOOD!!!
Cant wait!!! More

Posted by delo21 at 03:51 on 06 May 2009 | Report This Post

You forgot to mention Michael 'Bloody' Caine More

Posted by The900MidNightBee at 16:26 on 05 May 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Watanabe And Hardy Join Inception
This reminds me of the casting announcements in the lead up to stige each additional announcement really upped the ante and anticipation levels. It's a case of "how much better can this get?!". And stige out very well indeed, so I hope this emulates that too. Although at least we had a source novel to go on with that one; onsingly intriguing! More

Posted by Acho at 14:49 on 05 May 2009 | Report This Post

WHAT A FLIPPIN' CAST!
Best cast since Batman Begins, I reckon! More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:43 on 05 May 2009 | Report This Post

cool
will Watanabe blink in this one? More

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