May 5, 2009

The Last Samurai joins Nolan's Inception

The Hollywood Reporter has the story on the cast that just keeps getting better:
Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy are boarding Christopher Nolan's "Inception" for Warner Bros.The story, which Nolan wrote, is a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind, with Leonardo DiCaprio as a CEO type. Watanabe will play the film's villain, a man who is blackmailing DiCaprio. Hardy is a member of DiCaprio's team.The duo join a cast that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard. Watanabe's deal reunites him with Nolan, with whom he collaborated on 2005's "Batman Begins."Nolan and the studio are aiming for a summer shoot ahead of a 2010 release. Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing through their Warners-based Syncopy Films shingle.Watanabe next appears in the Weinstein Co.'s September release "Shanghai" with John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li. He is repped by Endeavor and ROAR. Hardy, who is in negotiations for his role, next appears in "Bronson," playing a criminal who spent 30 years in solitary confinement. He is repped by CAA.
-It's almost silly to keep saying, but oh my god, I can't wait for this to come out...


  1. geek orgasm commencing....

  2. Ok, it's really unlike me to gush over a film that I don't even know the basic plot summary to yet, and I really shouldn't be judging this by star power, but OMG OMG best cast ever!!!!!!

  3. loving every bit of news about this

  4. the news is getting better and better. im so amped for this movie bro. so amped.

  5. this cast is out of control - you have to wonder if the cast member's even know what they're signing up for!!

  6. It seems to keep getting better every week.