The more I hear about Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi flick “Inception”, the more this movie just doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s being described as a thriller, as a sci-fi actioner, and is said to be set in “the architecture of the mind”, whatever that means. In any case, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast, replacing James Franco, who apparently was in line to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s best friend, described as a “CEO-type”, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
According to THR, also in the cast is French actress Marion Cotillard, of Michael Mann’s upcoming “Public Enemies”, who will play DiCaprio’s wife, and Ellen Page, whose character is described as DiCaprio’s “sidekick” in the movie. What is he, a superhero that he would need a sidekick? No idea.
Basically, nobody seems to know anything about Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, and thanks to the director’s gazillion dollar take with the two “Batman Begins” films so far, no one’s going to ask too many questions. We’ll just have to wait and see, I suppose.
Still, it’s Nolan, it’s DiCaprio, so can this thing possibly be bad? After all, try to describe Nolan’s “Memento” to someone who has never seen it, and it would sound pretty “out there”, too. “Inception” looks and sounds like a movie in that vein, and that’s not a good thing, it’s a great thing.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, meanwhile, can next be seen in the live-action adaptation of “G.I. Joe” as, no kidding, Cobra Commander.
Below: French actress Marion Cotillard.