Leonardo DiCaprio Starring in Christopher Nolan's Inception
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2009
We first announced back in February that the next project from Christopher Nolan would be a "sci-fi action film" called Inception. We don't know anything else about the plot, besides that it's a contemporary sci-fi set within "the architecture of the mind," but that's enough to hook me, especially with Nolan directing. Warner Brothers announced last night that Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the film as the lead character (is there more than one?), but that's the only major update we've got, which may be enough for me to already start proclaiming that Inception might be as big of a hit as we're all hoping.
So here's the thing, as much as I love Leonardo DiCaprio, he's been in some fairly mediocre films as of late - Blood Diamond, Body of Lies, and also Revolutionary Road, of which I didn't think he was the strong point. I've been waiting for him to stretch his legs yet again aand get into another role where he has to really push himself to another new level, and Inception might just be it. As we all know, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale really pushed themselves with The Prestige. It could be the same thing for DiCaprio this time, or so I hope! Inception will start shooting this summer in time for a July 16th, 2010 release next summer.