Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Christopher Nolan's Inception
by Alex Billington
April 23, 2009
The cast of Christopher Nolan's Inception continues to grow. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest to join the cast and is taking on the role that would've been played by James Franco before he left due to a scheduling conflict. Gordon-Levitt will reportedly play an associate of Leonardo DiCaprio's character, who is a "CEO-type." We still don't know anything about the story, besides that it's a contemporary sci-fi action film set within "the architecture of the mind." Starring alongside of DiCaprio and Gordon-Levitt are Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard as DiCaprio's wife, and Ellen Page as a grad student and DiCaprio's sidekick.
Gordon-Levitt is one of my favorite young actors who has a whole lot of potential. He next stars in 500 Days of Summer this July, which is one of my favorite movies of the year. He also plays Cobra Commander in the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but we haven't seen much of that yet. Christopher Nolan is rounding up one hell of an awesome cast for Inception. Not that I had any doubts that he would line-up great actors, but it sounds like it'll be a great follow-up to The Dark Knight. Now just to figure out what it's about! Anyone have any ideas based on those characters? Something about grad students and CEOs and sci-fi?