Film maven Christopher Nolan always made news with his mind-bending, intellectual films like Inception, The Dark Knight trilogies and Interstellar. This year, we’ll see his much-anticipated film, Tenet, where the trailer was released on December 19 (and has gained 15 million views!). Although, not much has been revealed about the plot, based on the trailer, Tenet seems to tell a time-travel saga to prevent World War III.
The trailer offers mysterious ambiance, reverse car-chase, and splendid time-manipulation shots, but there are more things to discuss like its line-up of fantastic actors. Now, we all know Robert Pattinson is in Nolan’s latest flick, but what about the others?
John David Washington
Playing the main role, the rising star of 2018, John David Washington, stars as a futuristic secret agent who is reborn to prevent a disastrous threat in the film. The son to renowned actor Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, John David has a brief stint in the NFL before producing film with his pops in The Book of Eli. Afterwards, John David rise to fame in 2018 after starring in the critical acclaimed, BlacKkKlansman, in which he was nominated for several awards. His upcoming films will include Nolan’s Tenet and Born to be Murdered with Alicia Vikander.
The veteran actor’s face must be familiar to many moviegoers. In Tenet, Martin appears as a mysterious agent who recruits John David and shares with him the clue word “Tenet” and said things like, “It’ll open the right doors. Some of the wrong ones, too.” The actor has played extensively in films and TV shows like Ant Man, Inherent Vice, Weeds and Big Little Lies.
Okay, this one is a big surprise for me. Being an Indian, it’s impossible to not know Dimple Kapadia’s name. The veteran Bollywood actress had a prominent career in the 70s and made a sterling comeback in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai (2000), Being Cyrus (2005) and Finding Fanny (2014). Known for her diverse body of work, Dimple appeared in a quick scene in Tenet alongside John David, where she told him “you have to see the world in a new way.” What could this mean?
It’s been reported that Christopher Nolan arrived in Mumbai in mid-September to shot the film for 10 days. Tenet was also shot across different locations ranging from Denmark, Estonia & Italy.
French actress Clémence Poésy is best known as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series. Aside from that, the 37-year-old actress also appeared in In Brugers and 127 Hours. In the trailer, Poésy appeared as a doctor (or scientist?) who warned John David about the impending threat that is worse than a “nuclear holocaust”. In the beginning she also warned us, “don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”
For a brief appearance, the statuesque Elizabeth Debicki appeared on a yacht in a gorgeous dress and looking at, what the internet believes, as actor Kenneth Branagh. The Australian actress couldn’t reveal much about her role, as she has sworn to secrecy according to a recent interview in Los Angeles Time. Prior to Tenet, the 6-foot-two (190 cm) tall actress had starred in The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, Widows and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is slate to release on July 17, 2020.
Fun fact: Tenet means “a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true”, according to Merriam Webster website.
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