Watanabe, Hardy Join Nolan’s “Inception”

Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy have joined Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a CEO-type character.

Watanabe will play the film’s villain, a man who is blackmailing DiCaprio. Hardy is a member of DiCaprio’s team.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard also star. Filming kicks off this Summer.

Watanabe previously played the villainous Ra’s Al-Ghul in Nolan’s 2005 effort “Batman Begins”. British actor Hardy is best known for his role as the villain Shinzon in 2002’s “Star Trek: Nemesis”.