Two Leading Ladies Set for Christopher Nolan's Inception
by Alex Billington
April 1, 2009
We finally have a second casting update for Christopher Nolan's next big sci-fi action movie Inception. Variety announced today that Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, and Cillian Murphy have joined the cast, alongside of Leonardo DiCaprio, who is set to star. Unfortunately, we still don't know what this about, not even a hint, besides being a "contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind." Any ideas? Nolan has been scouting locations and is getting ready to shoot Inception later this year. I wish we knew more, but the only other details we ahve are that Warner Brothers is releasing this on July 16th, 2010.
As for Cotillard, Page, and Murphy, I do like all three, and there is no question that they're very talented actors, but I've got to see them in action to truly be convinced. Okay, though I admit, I'm a sucker for anything from Christopher Nolan, and after Heath Ledger, I'm completely confident in his casting. I shouldn't even be questioning his choices, but I guess I've just got a bit of a problem with Marion Cotillard, because sometimes she doesn't fit in roles but gets cast because she has an Oscar. Although I'm sure Nolan cast her because she really is perfect for the role. This is otherwise starting to look like a great cast.
Update: Some brand new details on the characters in this have leaked out at Hollywood Reporter. DiCaprio's character is mentioned as a CEO-type, while Cotillard would play his wife. Page is a young college grad student and DiCaprio's sidekick. James Franco was also in talks to join the project but had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict with Your Highness. Interesting minor updates for sure.