Elizabeth Debicki cast in Christopher Nolan’s untitled event film
Variety is reporting that Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) has joined Christopher Nolan’s next “event film.” The actress joins the recently announced Robert Pattinson (Good Time), and John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) in the project.
Debicki recently starred in Steve McQueen’s crime thriller Widows alongside Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez. Her credits also include The Cloverfield Paradox, Peter Rabbit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and The Great Gatsby. She recently wrapped production on Misha Green and Jordan Peele’s TV series Lovecraft Country, and will also star in The Burnt Orange Heresy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
So why is Nolan’s mysterious new project an event film? That’s because Warner Bros. has treated every post-The Dark Knight Nolan movie as an event film. It’s a strategy that’s largely worked out. Inception made $828 million internationally. Both Interstellar and Dunkirk followed with over half-a-billion each, worldwide. With that kind of record, the “event film” claim isn’t that dubious.
Nolan first made an impact with his indie film, Memento, in 2001. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. But it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide.
Nolan will produce his next feature along with his partner Emma Thomas will production scheduled to start later this year. The movie is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2020.
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