Up until now, the only thing we’ve known about the next project from Christopher Nolan is its release date. Scheduled to hit on July 17, 2020, that’s been our only true news. Described as an event film, that basically sums up everything that the storyteller has done since he broke into the big budget side of the business. Today we received our first casting big casting news.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan has tapped John David Washington for a starring role in his new movie. Washington is hot off of the success of “BlacKkKlansman” and is an in demand young actor. Of course, the allure of Nolan is almost impossible to resist.
From the article:
John David Washington is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s next film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Nolan’s next project will be produced by the Dunkirk director and his partner Emma Thomas. Warner Bros. earlier announced that Nolan’s upcoming untitled film will open in Imax on July 17, 2020.
Washington, star of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, is also the son of Denzel Washington.
The project is described as an event film, but nothing else is known about Nolan’s latest venture. The writer-director has a propensity for secrecy, penning his scripts away from any prying eyes. He is also of such a stature that he can attract the actors he wants, package his project with thespians and then present it to a studio with what amounts to a simple yes or no question: Are you in or are you out?
Nolan has a tremendous up and coming star in the fold with Washington, who also received an Independent Spirit Award for his supporting role in “Monsters and Men.” The new film remains a mystery, but with Nolan, we know it’ll be a true spectacle.