Christopher Nolan’s New Film Gets a Title as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine Join the Cast

Filming has begun on Warner Bros.’ “international espionage” project

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Christopher Nolan’s next movie now has a title and a rounded-out cast, as Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday that it is called “Tenet.”

John David Washington leads the previously announced cast that also stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki. And joining the project are Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

Filming has also now begun on “Tenet,” which is being filmed on location across seven countries and is described only as an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage. Nolan will further be shooting “Tenet” in a combination of IMAX and 70mm film.

Warner Bros. has additionally unveiled the creative team on the project. Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk,” “Interstellar”) is the director of photography, Nathan Crowley is the production designer, Jennifer Lane is the editor, Jeffrey Kurland designed the costumes, Andrew Jackson is the visual effects supervisor, and Ludwig Göransson, an Oscar winner for “Black Panther,” is composing the score.

Nolan is producing the film with Emma Thomas based on his own screenplay, and this will be the director’s 10th feature. Thomas Hayslip is serving as executive producer.

Pattinson previously told USA Today that he was “sworn to secrecy” in discussing “Tenet,” but that he was blown away by Nolan’s action epic.

“I got locked in a room to read the script — I don’t have it myself,” Pattinson told USA Today. “I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”

Caine has starred in nearly every Christopher Nolan movie dating back to “Batman Begins,” and he had an uncredited voice part in “Dunkirk,” which also starred Branagh. Posey is best known for “In Bruges” and her work in the Harry Potter films as Fleur Delacour. Taylor-Johnson will next star in the third “Kingsman” film. Kapadia is a Bollywood star.

Warner Bros. is distributing “Tenet” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 17, 2020 release.